Is it okay to laugh about your grief? | 07

Grief In Common - Winston's Wish

28-08-2023 • 37 mins

Can grief be funny? Kim (20) and Ghislaine (25) talk about how they find comfort in humour and jokes, even about those who’ve died, and why you don’t need to feel guilty for laughing while grieving. In this episode, they explore their different grief journeys but also find plenty of common ground. The conversation covers how they use humour to deal with awkward conversations, the worst (and best) reactions they’ve had to making a ‘dead parent joke’, and how being able to laugh helps them feel normal.

Content warning: mentions dark humour and death throughout.


This episode was recorded over Zoom.


Created by the Winston’s Wish Youth Team

Produced and Edited by Jess, Winston’s Wish


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