Behind the Mask

Is it just me, or is there some small comfort in the fact that we as a society – and dare I say, the world at large – are all collectively experiencing the shitshow that is 2020 together? We have all experienced rough times in our lives; that is a fundamental part of the human … More Behind the Mask

Burning the Past: Processing Grief During a Pandemic

When your mother dies during Holy Week, you begin Easter with a bonfire. Two days before Good Friday, at 1:05 am, my mother exhaled a shallow breath and didn’t take another one. It’s easy to think the moment of death will be monumental to the onlooker, a definitive event, but for me, sitting there holding … More Burning the Past: Processing Grief During a Pandemic

Three Things to Never Do When a Loved One Dies 

When we lose a loved one – whether it is family, friend, or acquaintance – there is a process we expect to take place. Funeral arrangements are made, notifications are given, estate matters are discussed. We may be part of all or none of this process, but we know that it occurs. There are a great many things that must … More Three Things to Never Do When a Loved One Dies 

A Diary of Healing: A Year of Mourning Comes Full Circle

As I mourned the loss of my Grandmother, I began to document the changes to her gravesite over time as I wrestled with the changes in my own heart, and began to see a corollary between the slow progression of the two. This photojournal is the culmination of the first year of my own personal … More A Diary of Healing: A Year of Mourning Comes Full Circle