Published on April 7th, 2016 | by Lisa Wilde


WHERE IT ALL CHANGES: Lacunae, an Elegy for My Mother, Part II — by Lisa Wilde

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Sometimes we tell stories about our lives in order to understand more about who we are. After my son left for college, I was overcome with a deep grief that felt disproportionate, and—with some thought—I realized it was linked to my dad’s death. I knew this grief shouldn’t be my son’s responsibility, but I also knew it had to go somewhere. This is when I began constructing Lacunae.

Lacunae: Elegy For My Mother will be serialized over five parts, weekly, on MUTHA Magazine. Read the first chapter: “The Good Life,” and follow MUTHA for future installments.

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About the Author


Lisa Wilde is a mother, an artist, and a New York City public high school teacher. Her first book, Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School ( was called one of 2015’s “20 Notable Nonfiction Books You Might Have Missed This Year” by the Huffington Post. She is a Fellow of the New York Academy for Teachers. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and sometimes her college-age son.

One Response to WHERE IT ALL CHANGES: Lacunae, an Elegy for My Mother, Part II — by Lisa Wilde

  1. Avatar Holly Wolfe says:

    Such deep sadness and confusion. I am moved by theses special memories of your dad as well as your deep grieving. I ache with you. This is some really important work, Lisa.

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