Karen Austin

Karen Austin

Karen Austin is a student of grief and a lifelong learner in the experience of death and loss.

30 Days of Mourning Day 12


SomeONE or someTHING we love dies. We grieve (internal feelings). Maybe we mourn (external sharing). Let’s mourn together.

Today I am mourning truth. I just watched “Birth of a Movement,” which tells the story of the film “Birth of a Nation” aka “The Clansman.”

White people, if you haven’t seen this, watch it. Black people and all the POC, if you haven’t watched it, watch it.

Why? Because it’s theatre. It’s bullshit. It is NOT truth, yet it affects us today. It’s the birth of the racial propaganda that has people marching in the streets tonight, more than 100 years after it was filmed in 19-fucking-15.

It also features one of Tracy Austin’s ancestors, William Monroe Trotter.

If you’re committed to learning, this is essential to your understanding and the healing of what we’re STILL grieving and mourning individually and collectively.

It will take your breath, and really, that’s no coincidence.


Who and what are you grieving today and how are you mourning?

Whatever you are grieving today, please know that you do not mourn alone. Let’s heal together.


Share this post

Scroll to Top

Get on the email list...

It won't kill you