Passed and Present with Leslie Gray Streeter and Allison Gilbert
Hosted by Reimagine
Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. PT
Born in hood-adjacent Baltimore, Leslie Gray Streeter is always looking for new ways to tell stories, both her own and those in her communities. She is the author of Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief For People Who Normally Avoid Books With Words Like ‘Journey’ In The Title, published by Little, Brown and Co. in 2020. A former entertainment columnist for the Palm Beach Post, she has published her work in the O, The Oprah Magazine, Katie Couric’s Wake-Up Call Newsletter, Miami Herald, Modern Loss, and elsewhere. She has been featured in The Washingon Post, Huffington Post, Kirkus, NPR’s Death, Sex and Money podcast and more. Her speaking engagements include annual appearances at Camp Widow, a national organization reaching nearly 500,000, and a series of book club events for women. Leslie lives in Baltimore, MD. with her mother, Tina, and her son, Brooks.
Allison Gilbert is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on grief and resilience. She is the author of numerous books including, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive, and writes regularly for the New York Times and other publications. On her popular grief and resilience blog, she features Q & A’s with some of the most notable names in our culture today including, Arianna Huffington, Jon Stewart, and bestselling authors Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Dani Shapiro, and Susan Orlean. She is co-editor of Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11 and the official narrator of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s historical exhibition audio tour, the only female journalist to be so honored. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn more by visiting www.allisongilbert.com.