Coronavirus shows the UK must reimagine how it grieves

Britain is woefully ill-equipped for mourning. Our grief culture is a stifled one.

In the week that Boris Johnson made his historic televised address to the nation announcing an unprecedented lockdown, screenshots of an article began to circulate on my newsfeed. “That discomfort you’re feeling is grief,” it professed. I didn’t need to be told: unusually for my age, grief is something I have become intimately acquainted with over the past two years. My mother died of cancer in April 2018, the day after I turned 26. As the pandemic began to take hold, I recognised...
source: New Statesman

2020-04-09 02:50
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