In May 2018, I came home from a week of travel with my daughter to find my daughters father, my partner and husband, had died of an accidental overdose. With his death, everything shifted. I was suddenly aware of whole new dimensions of being. Grief and it’s varied spectra. Single-parenting a gifted and grieving child… whilst navigating the social, familial, and financial losses that all too often accompany death.
Despite the fact that none of us will ever escape great loss, I found communal, societal, and personal skills for understanding, supporting, and incorporating grief to be shockingly flawed and scarce.