[Wild Cozy Truth 32] Becoming a Widow at Age 29 with Natasha Leigh


A little bit slam poetry and a little bit prose, today’s essay is called Runaway Trains. Anyone else feel like the year is already getting away from them? Sit tight because it might just be how we needed to get where we’re going.
Then I interview Natasha Leigh, another old blog friend. Natasha’s husband was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident when she was 29. In our interview, we dive deep into the emotions that follow unexpectedly finding out you’ve just been widowed. She discusses everything from identifying his body and donating his brain to science to dealing with in-laws and life insurance. We talk a bit about imperfect relationships and healing on your own terms. You’ll find Natasha’s candor refreshing and her matter-of-fact sense of humor truly authentic.
Connect with Natasha:
Blog: lifeintranslation.life
Twitter: @natashaapple_
Instagram: @natashaapple_
A few other announcements:
Celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) by joining the Wild Cozy Truth Women’s Circle & Book Club! Equal parts book discussion and support group, this incredible space is filling up with some of the best women I know. This month we’re reading Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen Sollee. Learn more at wildcozytruth.com/bookclub
If you’re in the Twin Cities area, join me on March 22 for an Beginner’s Guide to Podcasting class at ModernWell. Get all the details and sign up at modernwell.co
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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminist to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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