As we completed a time of national mouring for our Queen, Elizabeth II, many of us will be triggered by our own personal loss. This can be the loss of a loved one, a relationship. But what is grief, what is grief literacy, how can we cope with grief, what do we say to people who are grieving, does religion provide support when we lose someone, how do gender stereotypes impact our freedom to grieve? This year, my friend and former guest on the podcast, Shuaib Khan lost his brother, compounding grief for other people who he has lost. He has recently published a book of poetry inspired by his late brother and grandfather, and graciously agreed to talk to us authentically and vulnerably about his journey of grief. This is a powerful, and important conversation but right now might not be the best time for you to listen to this.
Below are links to Shuaib's books - Small Circle, Big Heart plus his blog where he writes profoundly on some of lifes biggest issues