Death:OK (Let’s Talk About It) is a day of inspiration, information, and connection taking place October 17, 2015 on the campus of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. As part of an ongoing series profiling our presenters, we’re pleased to introduce you to…
Kristin Olson-Huddle, presenting “Going On: An Inspiring Story of Loss and Finding the Love Inside Yourself.”
This is a film presentation of a true personal story. Olson-Huddle’s parents died in an unusual accident when she was young. As she grew up, she hit roadblocks to her grieving process. As a young adult, her brother died. At that point she gained the skills and found the support to figure it all out. Going On takes us on the emotional roller coaster of loss and healing. From local Portland landmarks, to the essence of her unusual circumstances of her childhood, Olson-Huddle’s portrayal of characters transports us and illuminates the powerful journey of grief, growing up, and going on.”
In addition to screening the film version of Going On, in a separate session showcasing short theatrical performances, Olson-Huddle will present an excerpt – a reenactment of a conversation she had with her aunt when she was twelve. In this conversation her aunt asks, “Do you know your parents are always with you?”
Kristin Olson-Huddle has performed Going On over twenty times in Portland, San Francisco, and Orlando, Florida. She facilitated talk back sessions after six of her shows and invited a representatives from the Dougy Center to join her. She also performed other short acts in storytelling shows with Portland Story Theater and various variety shows.