LOSS. You cannot imagine and may not even wish to go on without them. Just taking your next breath requires extraordinary strength. Experience others’ stories here.
GRIEF. Somehow, the world goes on, but you’re engulfed in pain so deep it wants to swallow you whole. It is terrifying. Explore the facets and phases of grief here.
About Jessica Joyce
Survivor of poverty, rape, domestic violence, divorce, severe mental illness in family, estrangement, depression, anxiety … and then, the loss by suicide of my 21-year-old son, Jacob. A middle-aged mother taking shelter near the sea, striving to continue breathing and living. A writer who believes our words have the power to flush out the rage, apply balm to trauma, and help us survive through the sharing of stories.