I am very excited to share this podcast that I co-produced with my friend, Ron Kelly, of We Muse Aloud. In this episode, two of my friends and I talk about our experiences of losing parents to death, how we have coped, and what we have learned.*
When I pitched the topic of "grief" to Ron for his podcast, my intention was to use it as a platform to educate listeners about grief and loss, and to resist the taboo of talking about death. The result is much more touching and intimate than I expected, and it has re-affirmed what I have always believed: that the healing power of storytelling can be felt by both the storyteller and the listener.
I hope this podcast gives you some insight into your own experience as a human being in this fragile world, and a sense of connection to a larger community of bereaved people, whether or not you have suffered a loss. And maybe you'll learn something about grief too.
*As with all representations of grief, it is impossible to include all the possible stories, experiences and viewpoints that exist. The stories in this podcast are specific to the lives of the three storytellers and is not meant to represent a universal grief experience.