52-year-old architect Scott Joyce felt unmoored after he lost both parents six months apart, all the more so because he didn’t have kids to keep him anchored to a traditional family unit. In today’s episode Scott talks about how he and his partner of 20 years plan to grow old without having the option of kids to care for them, how he and his siblings dealt with the decline of their parents’ health, and how being gay and coming of age at the start of the AIDS crisis affected the way Scott cares for himself and others.

Explore Scott’s architectural work: Scott Joyce Design

Music: “Something for Nothing” by Ketsa | CC BY NC ND | Free Music Archive