Alica Forneret

Alica Forneret

Member of The Dead Moms Club since October 2016

Creating and curating resources all about grief



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Dead Moms Club

When my mom died, I was told that I'd joined a club—one we'll all be a part of one day but one that some of us join a little early.

The Dead Moms Club.

As I started experiencing my own grief, I decided to create the Dead Moms Club lapel pins for others in The Club to commemorate, celebrate, and commiserate. These pins are for everyone. People of all ages, all genders, all backgrounds. People at all stages of their grief—fresh or deep into their journey. A friend, a family member, and maybe even your own mother.

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Love this. Never a club you wanna be a part of... but if you are, you might as well have a badass design.
— Modern Loss
Dead Moms Club Lapel Pin — Starry Night

We all have different beliefs about where our mom goes after she dies — the heavens, the ground, in a box on our bookshelf. But this design was inspired by what I'd consider to be some of the hardest moments in grieving: when your questions, the universe, and your loss feels too big. In those moments it's easy to feel alone, but then I remember that those of us in The Club are in it together.

25x25mm; black & silver enamel pin w/clasp back

(Original artwork by Evan Papageorgiou)

Dead Moms Club Lapel Pins — Eternal Rose

After funerals end, gifted flowers fade quickly and die (as if the first death wasn't enough). This pin was inspired by the need for a floral token of remembrance that would keep its colour long past Mother's Day and the birthday anniversaries we might not buy bouquets on anymore. 

39x25mm; red, green, black & copper enamel pin w/double clasp back

(Original artwork by Evan Papageorgiou)

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