The U.S. tends to have difficulty confronting the realities of life as it relates to death and the process of dying, leaving many to feel isolated and shamed into silence in their grief and trauma. After becoming a caregiver and ultimately losing my mother to cancer, I have made an effort to break down this silence through my artwork and researched others sharing this desire across industries. My developing body of work, Anticipatory|Después, aims to bridge these points of reference to create communal opportunities for healing, and an honest, open dialogue around dying and grief. In making my own experience vulnerable, I also invite others to share their stories and challenge those close to carers and the bereaved to be more understanding of the challenges their loved ones face.
Explore the links to view works in the series, participate in future projects, and review resources for caregiving and grieving. Check back for updates as the series and resources grow.