Sad to hear that Karyn Washington, twenty-two years old, committed suicide on April 8. She was the founder of the website For Brown Girls and was suffering with depression from the loss of her mother. The blog was created to empower black women around self esteem issues and to create conversations that stemmed from conversations she and had with her cousin. This is a major blow not just to the African-American community but to all of us. It should raise awareness to the truth that we need help and shouldn't be afraid to get it when we do. Also, to know the signs of depression and not ignore them.
I send light to the family and friends of our dear young sister.