Kerry was widowed at age 32 when her husband was misdiagnosed while overseas. She is the author of "Lessons to the Widowed Community" and "The One Thing: 100 Widows Share Lessons on Love, Loss, and Life." In 2018, "The One Thing" was included in the National Bereavement Resource Guide, a list compiled by New York Life and Eluna Network. Kerry is the founder of Young, Widowed & Dating, an online support group providing a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental forum for the widowed community. She is a blogger for Open to Hope, whose mission is to help people find hope after the death of a loved one. Previously, she was a contributor for HuffPost, covering loss and grieving, and the Hope for Widows Foundation, a nonprofit organization which provides peer-to-peer support.