Modern Loss, A Community Support Site To Help People Deal With Loss In Nontraditional Ways


Modern Loss is a community site to help people process through a loss emotionally, pragmatically with honesty and humor. Topics on the site currently include “Selfies at a Funeral” or “My Dead Husband, the Serial Adulterer“. The site also offers very helpful “How-To’s” such as how to unsubscribe your dead relatives from social media.

The site was brought to life by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner, both of whom weren’t able to find the support they needed through traditional means. Here’s how to share your story or donate.

Modern Loss is a place to share the unspeakably taboo, unbelievably hilarious, and unexpectedly beautiful terrain of navigating your life after a death. Beginners welcome.

This project grew out of two friends’ separate experiences with sudden loss, and their struggle to find resources that weren’t too clinical, overtly religious, patronizing or, frankly, cheesy.

Stay tuned for upcoming Modern Loss events in real life. Because misery loves company, and nachos. And margaritas.


images by & Christopher Noxon

via Rachel Sklar