Human Parts
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Human Parts

This Is Us

Protest Is the Sixth Stage of Grief

On the masks we wear to face the world

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I never knew what I’d walk into when I went to a death.

When Danny and I found ourselves at Mr. Richardson’s death, for example, we never would have imagined we’d be 1) coerced into a photo session with Mr. Richardson’s dead body and 2) chastised into joining a prayer…




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Katy Friedman Miller

Katy Friedman Miller

I’m a grief therapist and former hospice social worker. Sharing stories from life, death, and work and where they all intersect. TEDx talk at

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