Empty Bed Blues: The Death of a Life Partner

This talk is essential viewing for anyone who’s lost a partner or is supporting someone who’s lost a partner.

Leslie Gray Streeter leads the discussion, bringing together a fascinating group of people who are writing, speaking, creating and advocating in this area. Leslie is an author, journalist and speaker whose memoir, Black Widow, was published in 2020.

Shalini Bhalla-Lucas is an award-winning entrepreneur, writer, speaker and author of Always with You, a love story and memoir. Gary Andrews lost his wife, Joy, very suddenly to sepsis. He expressed his grief through his illustrations, documenting the days, weeks and months following through his Doodle-a-Day diary.

For further information and useful links on each speaker, view their profiles below.


Facilitator Gary Andrews (c) Noelle Vaughn Photography

Gary Andrews

Leslie Gray Streeter

Shalini Bhalla-Lucas