March 29, 2021
Having lost both parents by her mid-20s, Rochelle Bugg felt there wasn't much support for people her age. She found that nobody was talking about how things affect young people, as if they were too busy enjoying life to ever worry about losing someone they loved. Rochelle wanted to change that, which is why she started her blog chronically her journey while nursing her mum through a terminal brain tumour, having already lost her dad to pancreatic cancer when she was just 14. Her new book Handle with Care (Bonnier Books) shows how she navigated changing family dynamics with her two younger sisters, the financial and emotional pressure of being a full-time carer, and the challenges of rebuilding her life after the loss of her parents. Rochelle is open, honest, engaging and truly inspiring for the way she's actively tended to her grief and built up a toolkit to help herself, and her young audience.