Our Mission Statement: We serve to empower widows to “lean into life,” build resilience and release their potential to make a positive difference in the world.
Modern Widows Club is designed to create a safe and private environment for widows to lean into life together through the journey.
We are the club no one wants to be in because you only get in by virtue of experiencing a great loss. Yet what I hope you find once you’re here is that you’re surrounded by a community of really amazing women that you can lean on and learn from. We’re widows helping widows to live– to go upward and onward. Sometimes we cry and sometimes we laugh. We talk about how to tackle challenges without our husbands’ help and cheer each other on. We often share food as we do this, because who doesn’t like to eat?
When a woman loses her husband she tends to feel very alone. Regardless of her age or circumstances, she can use other women in her life who understand the unique challenges she is now faced with. She needs women who will build her up and encourage her in this new life she walks. We are stronger together. No woman is an island. We need each other.
Meet our Leaders
Chapter Leader – Gail B.
Gail is a New York born California raised Texan. She married her high school sweetheart, had some kids, and shared all the things. After 31 years of marriage, with an empty nest in sight, Rod passed away on November 22, 2013, from pancreatic cancer. She knew from the start she was not going to be the ‘grieving widow,’ though she had no idea what else widowhood could look like. Time, and the persistent pursuit of truth and joy, has shown her a different way to be widowed.
Coming out of the fog, she found few with whom she could really connect, so she took to the internet and found Modern Widows Club. Disappointed that there were no chapters near her, she continued her search and found a small number of local widow support groups, but ‘local’ in the DFW metroplex doesn’t mean close. After several years of following MWC on social media, and regularly checking their web site for a local chapter (to no avail), she took the leap and applied to start one – in 2020.
Starting a group in the middle of pandemic may seem like bad timing, but in reality it’s probably needed more now than ever. Not only are COVID widows experiencing the internal isolation and loneliness that come with the territory, but they also have the added burden of external forces compounding their losses. Gail hopes to provide much needed support for widows in this trying time and beyond.