On Loss: Our Collective Love Language

with Christa Couture, Author and Award-Winning Musician

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Christa Couture is an award-winning performing and recording artist, filmmaker and broadcaster as well as recent author of the debut memoir How To Lose Everything.

She is also proudly Indigenous (mixed Cree and Scandinavian), queer, disabled, and a mom. Over the course of her acclaimed career, Christa has become known, unenviably, as an expert in loss: singing, speaking and writing about the childhood cancer that led to the amputation of her left leg and the tragic deaths of her two infant sons. 

In this episode, Christa and I talk about the presence of grief in our lives, both individually as well as collectively. We discuss how we can lose ourselves in loss but also how it can open us up to more possibility of grace and gratitude, and how ultimately the way we work through loss can teach us to value life. 

For more on the theme of love and loss, read the story “Ocean Intelligence” in my latest book Bones of Belonging — now available for purchase.

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