An Essay About My Daughter Went Viral

Millions of people read about Ana’s imaginary world, Arkomo, and my heart is full.

Jacqueline Dooley
Grief Book Club
Published in
6 min readMar 24, 2024

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My Daughter Ana — Author’s Photo

I’ve been writing about losing my daughter for seven years. Each year is different — my perspective on grief and on how to make sense of this loss changes as I change.

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Jacqueline Dooley
Grief Book Club

Essayist, content writer, bereaved parent. Bylines: Human Parts, GEN, Marker, OneZero, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Pulse, HuffPost, Longreads, Modern Loss