We’ll start off with some creative inspiration, with The Grief Gallery curator Charlene Lam giving an overview of the She Was Asian American online exhibition, coinciding with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Followed by open discussion and sharing about grief, and the roles our heritage, culture and families of origin may influence our experience of loss.
As always, feel free to bring an object to share on the virtual gallery plinth: An item or the story of an item you’ve kept after a loved one died. Alternatively, there’s no pressure to turn on your camera or to speak if you do not wish to –– all curious and kind grievers are welcome!
Charlene Lam is a certified grief coach and the founder of The Grief Gallery. She brings her background as a journalist and independent curator to her grief work: Writing, speaking and presenting exhibits about death and grief during international design events, including NYCxDESIGN, DesignTO (Toronto) and the London Design Festival.