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Lavonda Felder
@Circleofhealing · 2:17

Acknowledging the Loss

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See, when you grow up in a community where you're taught to be strong and never show weakness, I had to put on a brave face. So a brave face means that I kept going every day as if I didn't lose a child to senseless gun violence. Then one day I woke up and I realized that if I never acknowledge the loss of my son, I would never begin my healing process

#gunviolence #commitedtohealing

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Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 1:38

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So I'm sort of sitting on the outside of the circle, supporting it and listening in to learn and to have empathy and to grow my understanding and to bring any resources I can as as a member of this wall community. So that anybody who comes to this circle with their pain can be held by you and by me and by everybody. So thank you so much for your leadership here and your bravery, and I wish you only the most powerful of healing experiences
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