OUR COMMUNITY

STORIES OF STRENGTH AND COMPASSION

Sharing our stories is vital in helping our community remember they’re not alone in how they feel, and that shared experiences make us stronger.

Our members are a close community and we’re honoured to have just a few of them share their stories with us. 

If you’re looking to understand mother loss, or unpack your own experience, these stories from our community will help. Some are heartbreaking, some are uplifting. All of them are unique. 

FEATURE STORY

Amy's Story: embrace your pain, but don’t keep it as baggage

My mum Judy was just 44 when she passed away on June 4, 2004. I was only 20 years old. Mum was a very warm, funny, dramatic, thoughtful and very quick witted clever woman who had a huge heart.

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Community STORIES

Community Story

Jaimee's story: gratitude & joy in grief

I will never get over the loss of my mum, but I will be ok here without her. Our mums are always with us and the times we forget that, we just have to look at ourselves, because she is in us.

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Living with Grief

Jevita's Story: writing a book to remember mum

I became a motherless daughter in June 2018 when my mum, Joanne died at the age of 60. I was 31 years old and was on maternity leave looking after my two young children. Her death was not unexpected, she had been unwell for many years.

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Finding Support

Rhee's story: everyone needs a 'Jess'

When my mother died in September 2018, it was extremely difficult for me to see any positive in life or to imagine when or if I could laugh and enjoy life again.

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Community Story

Kelly's story: turning grief into gratitude

My mum Diana was 51 and I was 26 when I became a motherless daughter. At the time of her passing I didn’t think anything would help the feeling I had, it was worse than anything I had experienced.

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Finding Support

Kate's story: grief is never ending

In December 2021 it will be two years since Mum passed away. I have spent these past two years getting to know myself on a whole new level. I have learned to sit with those uncomfortable feelings until they pass.

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Living with Grief

Anne's story: making beauty from pain

This loss is the kind of pain nobody knew how to be around, and few chose to, especially because my mother’s death was taboo. She died by suicide, and as a mother of young children this was an act so unusual and so misunderstood.

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MEDIA CENTRE

Article

Motherless Daughters Australia: #honouringher

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Her Canberra
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Support for those without mums on Mother's Day

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ABC News
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Allison Langdon: 'A message for the women grieving this Mother's Day'

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9 Honey
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‘I wish she could see her grandchildren’: MP Katie Allen on the pain of losing her mum at 28

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Sydney Morning Herald
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Mt Waverley: Maddie Taylor’s courage after losing mother to cancer

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Herald Sun
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My first mother’s day as a mum is also my first without my mum. The grieving is relentless, but I’ve found support.

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Women’s Agenda
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Article

Motherless Daughters Australia: #honouringher

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Her Canberra
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Audio

Support for those without mums on Mother's Day

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ABC News
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