My mother died during COVID-19. How to make sense of the world now that she’s gone?

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It was 1:51 AM on April 21 in Istanbul when the call came in. “She passed away,” my brother said. I had jumped out from my sleep when the phone rang and, instinctively, already knew that my mother had died before I answered it. The world as I knew it was gone. Now I had to make sense of a world where my mom did not exist.

As I sat in the couch into the wee hours of Tuesday, I felt the devouring nature of the emptiness her death had left me with. …


Marcello Bonatto

Co-founder @Re:Coded. Preparing youth for the #FutureOfWork in Iraq, Turkey, and Yemen.

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