EPISODE 37: How My Creative Outlet has Helped Me on My Grief Journey with Nkese Lewis

**TRIGGER WARNING** This episode covers sensitive subject matter and is not suitable for all listeners. If this topic could be a trigger for you, listen to this episode with a friend, a sibling, a loved one or a parent so you can talk about any emotions that come up for you. The contents of this episode are not intended to replace therapy and should not be taken as such. If you need immediate help, please call the crisis hotline listed below in our resources.

In this episode, Nkese Lewis joins me to talk about losing her brother Rance. She shares the beautiful story of who Rance was, and how the medical system failed him.

She also talks about how she turned to her creativity to help her as she walks her grief journey. 

Nkese is a stay at home wife and mother as well as a craft enthusiast. She is a deep thinker and loves expressing herself through her writing and fashion choices. She is not only passionate about life and living it to the fullest, she is also passionate about her faith and sharing it in loving ways with others.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • [4:00] Who Rance was
  • [16:15] The signs she receives from her brother and the comfort it provides on her grief journey
  • [27:50] The power of finding your space and your words after loss
  • [32:10] Nkese’s Shall-Along to honor those who they have lost 
  • [35:25] Why people are afraid of dying
  • [38:45] What self love means to Nkese

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