S1 Ep12 - Levi Fuller

Moe talks with musician Levi Fuller about Dead Friends; how reactions to loss are complicated, the expectations we have depending on "how close" you were, the problems with having to rate friendships and categorize grief, and the many ways to memorialize loved ones.
Music in this episode from the album Colossal by Levi Fuller.
Theme music for the series is "A Bit of a Hard Time" by Julia Massey.

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https://levifuller.bandcamp.com/music
https://ballofwax.bandcamp.com/music
Julia Massey: https://www.patreon.com/juliamassey

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S1 Ep11 - afrose fatima ahmed

Moe talks with afrose fatima ahmed: poet, poetic tarot reader, and embodied writing coach.  They talk about the sudden death of afrose's sister Afifa, the tangle of emotions that traumatic loss brings, and the incredible poem that came from moving through the grieving process.

Music in this episode by Carrie Biell.  Theme music for the series is "A Bit of a Hard Time" by Julia Massey.

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Read the poem Season's Grievings: https://afrosefatimaahmed.com/2016/07/15/your-grief/

Support afrose and receive poetic gifts at www.patreon.com/afrosefatimaahmed

Support Carrie Biell: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/when-your-feet-hit-the-stars/301583754

Support Julia Massey: https://www.patreon.com/juliamassey

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S1 Ep11 Trailer

Episode 11 drops tomorrow! Moe talks with poet afrose fatima ahmed about the sudden death of her sister Afifa, and an incredible poem afrose wrote years into the aftermath of that trauma, called Season's Grievings. Here's a sneak peek of that episode, you'll hear afrose reading it aloud.

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Read the poem Season's Grievings: https://afrosefatimaahmed.com/2016/07/15/your-grief/

Support afrose and receive poetic gifts at www.patreon.com/afrosefatimaahmed

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S1 Ep 10 - Yva Las Vegass

Moe has a conversation 18 years in the making, with musician and performer of small miracles Yva Las Vegass.  They talk about the grief of racism, smoking crack as relief, music, and the things in between.

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Buy Yva's album: https://monikerrecordsss.bandcamp.com/album/i-was-born-in-a-place-of-sunshine-and-the-smell-of-ripe-mangoes

Theme music is “A Bit of a Hard Time” by Julia Massey.

Support Julia Massey: https://www.patreon.com/juliamassey

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S1 Ep09 - The Biell Sisters

The second in a two-part series, Moe talks with Molly, Cat, and Carrie Biell about their experiences as young children when their mom went blind.  There are lessons about resilience, the powerful bond that siblings share, and we also manage to use a fart metaphor to discuss the importance of not minimizing one's own suffering.

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Music in this episode by Moon Palace.  Theme music is "A Bit of a Hard Time" by Julia Massey.


https://www.moonpalacemusic.com/


https://www.patreon.com/juliamassey


https://www.griefreliefpodcast.com/

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S1 Ep08 Janie McDermott

Moe talks with Janie McDermott, who shares her grief of going blind in her early thirties, as a Deaf woman with three young daughters and divorce looming on the horizon.

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Music in this episode by Moon Palace. Theme music for the series is “A Bit of A Hard Time” by Julia Massey.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc
http://thelighthousefortheblindinc.org/
https://www.tactilecommunications.org/


https://www.moonpalacemusic.com/
https://www.patreon.com/juliamassey

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S1 Ep07 Jordan Compton

Moe talks with dancer, photographer, organizer and all-around storyteller Jordan Compton. They explore the mental health dimensions of grief, and specifically how OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) precipitated her loss of a potential career in ballet.

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https://iocdf.org/

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

https://www.griefreliefpodcast.com/

https://juliamassey.bandcamp.com/track/a-bit-of-a-hard-time

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S1 Ep05 Kilam Tel Aviv

Moe talks with Kilam Tel Aviv: a Seattle poet, community activist, art enthusiast, and financial analyst. They explore the impact of a long-term relationship breakup, how promiscuity can often be a by-product of grief, and how the process of grieving shapes who we are.

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Theme music is "A Bit of a Hard Time" by Julia Massey

http://www.speakerthoughts.com/

https://juliamassey.bandcamp.com/track/a-bit-of-a-hard-time

http://griefreliefpodcast.com/

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S1 Ep04 Emmett Montgomery

Moe talks with Seattle-based comedian, storyteller, and weirdo Emmett Montgomery.  They discuss grieving their bodies after rapid weight loss, how comedy is a way to observe and make sense of changes in your life, and the death of Emmett's cat Walter and how he managed to shift all of the Walter jokes after losing him.

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Theme music for the series is "A Bit of a Hard Time" by Julia Massey.  Music in this episode composed by Sera Cahoone.

https://www.facebook.com/dontgeteatenbybears/

http://juliamasseymusic.com/

http://seracahoone.com/

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S1 Ep03 Laval Provencher
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Moe chats with her 84yo uncle Laval about some different ways to experience grief, her new tattoo inspired by a French motto of his, finding the confidence to be ourselves, and the human capacity to learn and grow.

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S1 Ep02 Imani Sims
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Moe sits down with Author and Alchemist Imani Sims. They talk loss of religious faith, the intricacies of navigating relationships as a queer black woman, and the opportunities for rebirth that grieving sometimes gives us. https://www.patreon.com/irsims 

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S1 Ep01 Julia Massey
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Julia Massey

Moe sits down with Seattle-based musician, mom, and all-around badass woman Julia Massey. They talk about the death of Julia's dad 20 years earlier, her 3.5yo son, and everything in between. Theme music by Julia Massey, episode music by Sera Cahoone. 

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Episode 00 Meet The Host
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Photo by Niffer Calderwood

Get to know the host of grief/relief, Moe Provencher, as she shares an overview of her recent grief experiences and explains her impetus for starting the podcast. Featuring the music of Seattle musicians Julia Massey and MoZo.

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