APB’s Nora McInerny’s Latest New York Times Op-ed, "You Don’t Have to Fake It Through Thanksgiving"
22 Nov 2020
Author and host of the “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” podcast, APB speaker Nora McInerny specializes in difficult conversations: death, loss, illness, mental health, trauma, change, and how to move forward with grief through resilience, joy, love and humor. When it comes to the holiday season, Nora says you don’t have to fake it, and the need for joy and celebration cannot erase loss, even on Thanksgiving. “Our grief and our gratitude are not in competition with one another. They do not cancel each other out. We need space for each of them — always — but especially now.”
During six hellish weeks in 2014, Nora miscarried her second baby, lost her Dad to cancer and became a widow at age 31 when her husband died from brain cancer. In the ensuing years, Nora became a "reluctant grief specialist," best-selling memoirist, and founder dedicated to shining the light on the dark things in life with wit, humor and heart. In her keynotes, Nora shares the universal truths that make loss and suffering less lonely. Utilizing stories from her award-winning show, she invites audiences to consider a less isolating, more honest answer to the question “how are you?”, which often provides an answer that builds empathy and connection within the most human of experiences: suffering.