#05 Marie Mitchell - How Death Led to a Brand Celebrating Community

In this episode we meet Marie Mitchell Co-founder of the ‘Island Social Club’ which provides a a space to celebrate caribbean culture through food, drink and social events. Marie’s older brother Richard died 10 years ago and we talk about her journey from when he died to how she found love again for herself, her family and finding purpose, setting up a business based around her love of food and community.

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#02 Sam Rudd - Dealing with the Loss of a Parent as a Child

A difficult topic to discuss. Doing Death talks to our friend - creative producer Sam Rudd about the death of a parent as experienced as both a young child and later herself as a parent. She talks about the suicide of her mum age 5 followed by her father’s death when she was a teenager. More recently she describes the death of her partner and the father of her three boys from a drugs overdose.

We discuss what she learnt from her parents death and how she has dealt with the aftermath of her partner’s death. Her focus has been supporting her children in a way that their lives would not be defined by their fathers death in a negative way.

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