WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
The Grief Diaries has become a community of exceptional artists and writers where grieving out loud—no matter what the loss itself looks like—is always encouraged.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
There is still a stigma around the act of grieving publicly through art. Many of the artists who first contributed to the magazine confessed to being ashamed of and embarrassed by their grief, explaining that creating art in private was the safest way for them to grieve. These artists did not focus solely on the experience of mourning the loss of a loved one, but their ideas of what it means to grieve moved far beyond the traditional.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
The Grief Diaries is a safe space where artists and writers can publish art that explores many different interpretations of loss. At The Grief Diaries, our all-female editorial board aims to publish work by and for communities who are often underrepresented in the arts—women, artists of color, members of the LGBTQ community, disabled persons, etc.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
Music to Grieve toListening to sad music after losing a loved one, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, or finalizing a divorce might seem counterintuitive, but this somber sounding activity has been proven to help.
Nothing can prepare you for grief, nor is there a right or wrong way to deal with it, but sad music is an easily accessible and highly effective tool that can help you begin to heal.Learn How Sad Music Can Help You