Allison Durant’s Motherless Daughters – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans
Allison Durant’s mother died on the heels of her high school graduation.
For years before, Jane had been absent from Allison’s life, mostly in hospitals, fighting a losing battle with lung cancer. Allison’s teenage invincibility gave her the strength to brush her mother’s death aside and throw herself wholeheartedly into her own hectic life.
Soon enough Allison was married and had 3 kids. It wasn’t until Allison’s own children entered adolescence that she was able to stare her mother’s death in the face and admit it was one of the defining moments of her life. Coming to terms with alcohol abuse and finding expression for her buried grief, led Allison to form a New Orleans chapter of a national organization called Motherless Daughters.
Motherless Daughters has helped Allison deal with her mother’s death, and is helping other women – of all ages – deal with theirs.
When Allison agreed to sit down and talk with Arian about Motherless Daughters for Death: the podcast, it coincided with the first time her mother’s death was not the largest loss she was facing. This edition of Death: the podcast traces a full circle. Of life and death.