I’m currently in the middle of a social media hiatus, but I wanted to pop in to share my latest podcast episode.
On this episode of This May Be Oversharing, I interview Rebecca Soffer, founder of Modern Loss. Itâ€™s a site that takes an irreverent look at the grief process, laughing at the absurdity and dark humor of it all.
Iâ€™ve written for the site, and Iâ€™ve admired Rebecca from afar (does that sound creepy?) since hearing her at an HBO event exploring grief. Rebecca is as funny as she is kind, and I had so much fun sitting and talking with her. We could have talked for hours, but a scheduled phone call of hers spared all of you from that.
As soon as I started thinking seriously about this podcast, I knew I wanted to have her on. I want to explore grief on this podcast for sure, but I want to do my best to take a lighter approach to it when I can.
Rebecca and I talk a lot about what itâ€™s like to lose a parent in your 30sâ€”especially as a single only child. Spoiler alert: itâ€™s not easy.
â€œI was trying to move my life along, but I didnâ€™t know how I was going to do that with such deep grief after the rug was ripped out from under my feet.â€
We had a far-ranging conversation talking about everything from dating after losing parents, journalism and entrepreneurship.
I loved this one, and I hope you will too!
Things Mentioned In This Episode
Peter Arkle: illustrator for the book