Living losses

The voices of mothers whose children have been alienated

Living Losses was a collaborative project between mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, daughters and granddaughters, friends and other women across the UK to remember lost children and raise awareness for everyone affected by the loss of a child through alienation. The project was created by the Family Separation Clinic in 2015.


I recorded the experiences of some of the mothers who took part, as part of the project, in London. Their painful stories serve to highlight the damage that is caused, not only to children, but also to parents. I am grateful to those who took part for their honesty and willingness to share the hurt that is coping with a living loss.