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S3E39: How Do Millennials Process Grief?

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Learn about millennial grief, widowhood, and using humor to normalize the life cycle, which, of course, includes death.

Grief Hits Millennials Too

Millennials are the generation born between 1979 and1995 (now ages 27-43). While we know that, of course, everyone is different, but each generation shares some similarities. For example, most millennials have first-hand experience with the internet, mobile devices, and social media, which resulted in a slang term of calling this generation “digital natives”.

This podcast discusses some of the ways that millennials process grief, specifically through the work of Claire Luckey (know as the Grieving Bitch on Instagram). This discussion with Claire was originally aired as part of the “Lifting the Lid” festival held in England (11/2022).

In this podcast:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 03:10 – The History of Chiffon Cake
  • 11:21 – Lifting the Lid Presentation, Claire and Marianne

Lifting the Lid

This past November Claire Luckey (the grieving bitch on Instagram) and Dr. Matzo were invited to present at the second annual Lifting the Lid Festival.  Lifting the Lid, is a free international online festival that lifts the lid on everything death & dying through conversations, interactive events, workshops, book readings, art and craft sessions, live music, poetry, film and performance. This International event breaks the taboos of talking about death & dying and explore how an acceptance of death and loss ultimately leads to a more fulfilling life. Please follow them and plan to attend this event in 2023.

Claire and Marianne talked about millennial grief, widowhood, and using humor to normalize the life cycle, which, of course, includes death.  Lifting the Lid has been kind enough to let us share our presentation with you today.

The presentation from Lifting the Lid about Millennial Grief. You can follow along as you listen to the podcast.


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