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Speaking Grief


Mon. Nov. 9 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Speaking Grief explores the transformative experience of losing a family member in a grief-avoidant society. 

This documentary validates grief as a normal, healthy part of the human experience rather than a problem that needs to be “fixed.” It also addresses the role that support from friends and family plays in a person’s grief experience, offering guidance on how to show up for people in their darkest moments.

Lindsey Whissel Fenton is a senior producer at WPSU, the PBS/NPR affiliate station in Central Pennsylvania. She’s an Emmy award-winning storyteller who is passionate about using public media to build empathy. Lindsey produced, directed, and wrote the documentary Speaking Grief and continues to produce content for the initiative’s website and social media presence. The Speaking Grief initiative has been praised for its sensitivity, authenticity, and inclusivity as well as its comprehensive exploration of the reality of grief.  

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