The Difficulty Of Being A Black Woman And Grieving [guest post]
The Difficulty Of Being A Black Woman And Grieving
It was 7pm on 20 October 2015 when I called my paternal grandmother. We spoke about her visitors that day, church updates and how she was feeling. I ended the call by saying “I love you nan”. She replied, “I know you do my granddaughter, and I love you”. I never imagined that would be […The Difficulty Of Being A Black Woman And Grieving]
The Difficulty Of Being A Black Woman And Grieving is a contribution post. The original post in on the gal-dem website. gal-dem is an online and print magazine and creative collective of women and non-binary people of colour. Visit gal-dem for the full post.
Photo credit: Parys Gardener
Updated illo for @galdemzine about dealing with grief and the difficulties faced. Working on this piece was almost therapeutic, the words resonated with me more than I expected. Its important to address the stigmas round discussing and receiving bereavement counselling, especially within the black community. Please stop telling us to be strong for [insert family members name here] in times of intense grief, particularly when dealing with sudden loss. Instead come with solutions with how to deal with that loss or better yet, simply give your condolences and keep it moving. http://www.gal-dem.com/being-a-black-woman-and-grieving/ . . . . . . #illustration #woc #counselling #taboo #mentalhealth #greif #editorial #galdemzine
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