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Speaking on Grief

Informational Video for Presentations on Unresolved Grief: Understanding 6 Myths About Loss

Through my artwork and art projects, I explore bereavement through art expression and dialogue. Though the analysis of my own personal narrative within historical events, I realized that my discomfort was not with grief and mourning but with what I saw as the prevailing cultural norm of grief avoidance. Bereavement made me focus on creating more artwork and showing it in a public sphere. Over the years presenting this work, grieving people continually come up to me afterward to discuss their experiences and incomplete relationships with loss.

Frequently, these heartbroken people have been pushed into societies’ beliefs that grief can be fixed by intellectual ideals. These misinformed beliefs keep people entwined with loss and the ongoing conflict it creates. Please contact me if you'd like me to come give a lecture to your group or organization.