Widow Talk library

Real conversations about the stuff people just don't talk about.

Join Lauren, Carren and Rebecca as they chat to real Australian young widows and widowers. From facing the firsts and dating after loss to solo parenting, each episode of Widow Talk explores a facet of widowhood as told by our brave and generous volunteers.

You can find our full library of interviews and subscribe to updates on our YouTube channel or see our individual episodes below.  

The first few weeks and months

In this episode of Widow Talk we chat to Emma Hopkins-Curry who was widowed with two young girls in 2013. Emma discusses making the decision to go back to full-time study and change her career direction after being widowed. She also talks about supporting grieving children, re-partnering and blending families while undertaking her studies.

The first few weeks and months

We talk to First Light Widowed Association secretary and co-founder Carren Stapleton about the sudden death of her husband Dave in 2013, in particular, how Carren navigated through the first few weeks and months.

A man's perspective on widowhood and solo parenting

In this episode we chat to Chris Martin, widower, solo dad of two, and author of the blog Just A Dad. Chris offers the male perspective of widowhood and solo parenting, which often doesn't have as strong a presence or voice in the Australian widowed community. He offers his thoughts on why this is the case and shares his experiences of parenting in widowhood.

Choosing to become a solo parent

In this episode of Widow Talk we chat to Lauren Leslie Carr who had the unfortunate experience of entering widowhood at 26. She discusses what it was like being widowed so young, her experiences of dating and making the ultimate decision to become a solo mum.

Dating and re-marriage

We talk to First Light Widowed Association president and founder Rebecca Adams about her experience dating and getting remarried three years after the death of her husband in 2013.