Hidden Grief

The ‘shameful’ thoughts the bereaved are reluctant to disclose

Kellyn Shoecraft
6 min readJan 24, 2020

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Image credit: Here For You

Soon after my dad died in 2004, I came to the logical conclusion that I was evil. I told my new boyfriend about it in a jokey manner, my go-to approach for serious yet scary conversations.

“I’m about 80% evil. Just thought you should know…” I casually mentioned while using a Bic pen to draw a doodle on his hand…

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Kellyn Shoecraft

Navigating sibling & parent loss and trying to change the way people support each other in grief. Founder at www.hereforyou.co