July Recap!

In case you missed anything from July…


I started the month with a post about what my locket means to me now, 2 years on from writing my first post on it. Safe and Tucked Away talks about how my relationship with my locket has changed, in particular with the fact that I do not feel the need to share what’s inside with everyone.

I then wrote Happy, which sees me recognising my happiness as a consistent, if ever-changing, emotion.

And finally, I wrote Helix which speaks on the complex grief raised from a simple ear piercing.


We started the month with As Told By Alastair #2: Ashes, which is a beautiful poem that highlights the consistency of grief. As Told By Aly Kat beautifully speaks on Aly Kat’s grief of losing her father, and their beautiful relationship together.

Another parental relationship was spoken about beautifully in As Told By C.A, alongside a unique perspective on grief. Finally, we ended the month with As Told By Bianca #1, who shared a piece of written prose on understanding grief.

As always, we are so unbelievably proud of all of you for your comments, submissions and posts that you share with us. Truly, your work is inspiring and helps so many people. Thank you.

If you would like to submit for August 2021, feel free to email us at thegriefreality@outlook.com with your post. It is an honour to be trusted with your stories.


In Thursday Thoughts, we had wonderful discussions about:

Your contributions to these discussions are so invaluable to us! It’s an honour to us that you want to take part.


Reality Revisited is our section of the blog where we repost our work from when we were beginning our grief journeys. With this segment, we aim to reflect on the early struggles of our grief, and what we went through without our mum. We are proud of where we have come from, and of where we are going. We hope you are as well. Overall, we want you to know that if you are struggling with your grief, that is okay. You are not alone.


We hope that you have enjoyed reading The Grief Reality in July. It is a joy to have somewhere to talk so openly about grief, mental health and general ramblings.

Wishing you well for the month of August. I hope this month is kind to you.

Katie and Evee x

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4 thoughts on “July Recap!

  1. Reading this today, you mentioned poems and I’m reminded that in my journals I have written a poem after my father died in 1999 then my mother in 2016. Also an aunt in 2018. May I post one here? 💐💐🙋‍♂️

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