Farewell Mother

Bharati Sethi


This article is a performance poetry piece that describes my experiences of loss at my mother's death. Specifically, the article draws attention to how an immigrant’s grief can be further compounded by having to bid farewell to their loved ones from a land that is far away from their home country where the death of their loved one occurs.  Immigration/work status intersects with socioeconomic status to create barriers to the individual’s ability to travel home to partake in their loved one’s funeral rites. In light of current immigration flows to Canada such conversations are essential to create grief interventions that are timely and culturally appropriate. 


immigrants; community-based; death; grief; women of color

Full Text: