Archive | August, 2014

Guest Post: Burying Our Babies: Letter from Los Angeles to Ferguson

Thank you to author and activist Sikivu Hutchinson and The Feminist Wire for their generosity in sharing this piece with the Grief Beyond Belief community. Burying Our Babies: Letter from Los Angeles to Ferguson By Sikivu Hutchinson In South Los Angeles’ Crenshaw District, there are three funeral homes within a one mile radius of each […]

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Guest Post: How Not to Deal with Grief

The following essay is anonymous.  The author wanted to share his experience of grieving — and not grieving — during the early years of the AIDS epidemic with a degree of honesty that made it impossible to publish under his own name.   I know I’m not the last man standing, and I know that […]

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On Love, Grief and the Self Unshared

Freethought Blogger Aoife O’Riordan of Consider the Tea Cosy has written an insightful piece about the intersection of her grief at her grandmother’s death and her grief for the barriers to sharing her true self that her grandmother’s religious belief placed between them. Here is an excerpt from “When My Nan Died: Religon, Closets and Love“: And here’s […]

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God’s #*<&ing Plan

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Comfort Without Lies for Small Children

A member of our community wrote to the Grief Beyond Belief Facebook page: My mother has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. I have a three year old son who is very close to her. Does anyone know of any non-religious resources to help small children deal with grief? It isn’t easy, and sometimes even people […]

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