For those of you who may not know Beatrice Spade is the 13-year-old daughter of Kate Spade, fashion designer who recently passed away from complications from depression, anxiety and maybe bipolar. Kate Spade died by suicide. Dear Beatrice, Your mom created a brand, a brand known to all and utilized by many. She had successContinue reading “An Open Letter to Beatrice Francis Spade”
Photo pictures: Founder and executive director of This is My Brave Jennifer Marshall on right with her coworker Lauren Last night, I attended a magical show. Magic, because people combatted societal stigma to open up about struggles many of us consider taboo. Brave people. Human. I attended the This is My Brave showContinue reading “Review of This is My Brave Boston”
It was 1980-something, I was 12-years-old. We live in Simsbury, Connecticut—a very heterosexual, WASPY town in New England. My parents always told me to never tell your religion to anybody, not even to talk about the subject of religion. It is Sunday and I am in Granby, the next town over, at a friend’s house.Continue reading ““I don’t know” An answer to a question or a conversation stopper”
Have a wonderful season with friends and family and a productive healing New Year!
People ask me why I want to write a column like this. But aren’t you embarrassed of your own story they say. My reply is always No. My story, based in the past, is merely a grounding point, a place to start, a place to show you I have experience with the issues so youContinue reading “How Stigma Kills”