I light a candle in memory of my child Quinnton Tom who felt the pain so deep that he couldn’t stay. I wept so deep, and felt an intense pain that I couldn’t breathe. Grief of this magnitude is my lifelong companion, I sleep with it, I have meals with it, I have an intimate relationship with it, I walk with it, and I embrace it. Grief from suicide, will forever be my best friend, I will fight it, I will feed it and I will confide in it. The declaration to do something to break down barriers. To STOP...
1: Who is up for a challenge? (It’s a good thing .. when I say trust me!) 2: I need at least 13 people (it won’t cost you anything but little bit of time!) 3: At least 13 people with Pink shirts! So far we have surpassed 13 participants. Yay! #Compassion, #BoysGrowtoBeMen, #MenWearPink #ToughEnoughToWearPink Far to often society sees Men as ”Strong emotionally” and ”Women as expressive” Men appear stronger because as society dictated they must remain in a state of unexpressive. ”Don't ever cry, don't wear pink, don't show them you are weak, be a man, be tough, show...
When we left for a journey, I wasn’t sure what the trip was going to entail. I had a feeling, deep beyond the unknown that the emotions were going to surface. I wasn’t sure what I was going to feel, but this time I was going to challenge myself, far beyond anything I was ever challenged with before. Listening to stories, feeling the experiences and watching as transformation take place. I’ve seen the strong break down and cry, their tears are not from being weak, their tears are to show that they are strong enough! Crying isn’t being weak, crying...
One Child lost to the act of Suicide, is One Child Too Many. We know when a youth dies by the act of suicide, it is a break, a loss of our future. Our future leaders are broken by mental illness and feel as though the only way out, the only way to end their pain is by the act of suicide. How is it our Youth, our children including mine feel their only way out is or was self harm resulting in death? We know have a lot of smart Young kids with nothing to do, this hopelessness, helplessness,...
The grieving process has been quite the journey. I know that every event in my life has brought me to this exact place of being. Every missed opportunity, and accomplished, every lesson learned and disqualified, every moment hit and missed has brought me to this space I’m in. Every morning I ask for guidance and protection for all our community members that while they are preparing for the journey each and every one be blessed with positive energy and an abundance of Guiding Spirits to protect each and everyone who are impacted by all the unnatural deaths. I recall, putting...
- CC Walk 2019