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Welcome to Talking Matters, a blog featuring updates, stories, and interviews from The Conversation Project. Check back each week for a new post!

Being Mortal and Immortal
By Tabatha Robinson, 05/06/2021

In my Caribbean culture, it is the women who tend to the dying. For us, it is a duty of care, a grooming to provide emotional support that exists nearly exclusively in the realm of…

Every year, Mother’s Day reminds us to pause and reflect on the love of a mother. We are brought to a place of remembrance where our hearts and minds call on the profundity of the…

Ahead of All Parting
By Elizabeth Johnson, 04/16/2021

My son’s time in utero was healthy and thrilling. Everything inside me was oriented towards a future where I would be his fearless mother, dedicated to loving him, and watching him grow into a mature…

Conversations Across Generations and Cultures
By Ephemeral Roshdy, 02/22/2021

My grandfather set the expectation that my family was surrounded by death, but untouchable by it. In his lifetime, he was a charismatic and charming man, and an improbably lucky one. He survived war, assassination…