Professors Deborah Davidson TorStar Mother's Day story 2017-05-12

Deborah Davidson comments on the grief-stricken, and often hidden, side to Mother’s Day


Sociology Professor Deborah Davidson adds context to a story in the Toronto Star on the complexity of grieving and the impacts and rituals that surround holidays like Mother's Day for those whose mothers have died.

“Mother’s Day especially can illicit strong emotions,” Davidson says. “Grief is not something people generally get over, but learn to live with it in meaningful ways, and learn to incorporate it into their lives.”

Read the full story in the Toronto Star.