Inevitable grief | Wendyl Nissen + Te Waka McLeod
Play • 1 hr 18 min

Death, grief and loss are universal experiences - including the inevitable grief that accompanies the loss of our parents - an unavoidable season that comes in many different forms.

In this final episode of Season 01, Petra speaks with journalist, broadcaster and former magazine editor, Wendyl Nissen, about her relationship and journey with her late mother who suffered from Alzheimer's, and whose story she wrote about in her book My Mother and Other Secrets.

Petra is then joined by her friend, Te Waka McLeod (Ngāti Mutunga, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi), who shares vulnerably about navigating grief since losing both her parents in her 20s. She also gives/gifts us an insight into the way tangihanga are carried out in Taranaki, where she is from - and how these traditions have supported her grief.

Song credit: Korimako, Performed by Aro, Written by Emily Looker and Charles Looker and published by Songbroker.

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