- Hello! I'm Solange. I'm a writer and standup comic. I have been oversharing here since 2003. For shows, check out my schedule.
Category Archives: Death
[WARNING: This blog post might elicit sadness. Proceed with caution.] Two years ago, shortly after my mom died, I realized that the mention of her death could sometimes make social interactions awkward. I might get weird looks or, worse, hear the Wrong … Continue reading
For quite a while now I have wanted to write about how I’ve survived the loss of my mother, a loss that seemed inconceivable to me even a year before she died. I struggle each time I sit down to … Continue reading
(WARNING: Post may incite some sadness). It’s been eight months since my mother died. I don’t think people die all of a sudden, so it’s been a eight months-ish. I have accused myself of sharing too many intimate details on … Continue reading
My friend Emily McDowell (who designed the banner for this website) recently launched a line of brilliant “empathy cards” that caused an inspiring tsunami of interest in the world. She was on Good Morning America, NPR and Slate. Her work … Continue reading
(WARNING: SOME SADNESS AND A FRANK DISCUSSION DEATH.) I have actually had a few “normal” feeling days. If I can even qualify myself as someone who understands “normal.” Maybe “upbeat” or even “happy” are better words. Or the therapy favorite … Continue reading
Just came back from one of my oldest friend’s mother’s memorial service. 🙁 I tried not to indulge. I wanted to be strong and supportive to a very sad friend. And I’m kind of too good at being sad (not … Continue reading
A few days ago, I found out that a classmate from high school had died. He fell or jumped from a building, the details are still unknown. I hadn’t spoken to him since high school, but he was my friend … Continue reading
My friend called me last weekend crying. She had just received news that a former short-term boyfriend/dating experience (she’s not sure what it was, either) had passed away, suddenly, at 49, from cancer. It had only been a three month … Continue reading
…for being a sensitive soul. Just for today, I am sad.