In this fascinating session we are joined by a diverse selection of guests, from author and comedian Robert Webb to renowned podcaster Cariad Lloyd. Each shares their very personal reflections on what it feels like to lose a parent.
Writer and author Nikesh Shukla describes how he set out to write a book about modern parenthood but instead wrote a book about losing a parent, while food writer Olivia Potts explores how her mum’s death inspired her to quit a hard-fought legal career to follow her culinary and literary passions.
Festival curator Aisling Mustan describes how it felt to lose her father when she was just three years old – an age at which parents feel like untarnished, ‘perfect’ people – while Ann, a.k.a. Grief Kid, explains how she went on a grief retreat as a young person to help her express the loss of a parent.