24 FebStill

When Stephanie Cole’s daughter died of unknown causes one week after her due date, it shook her to her very core and set her on a journey into the depths of grief.  Stephanie faced her loss head-on, using creative expression as a tool to navigate her way through the intensity of her emotions, and allowing herself to grieve honestly and on her own terms.   In her new book, Still: a collection of honest artwork and writings from the heart of a grieving mother, Stephanie invites us in for an intimate look at that first dark year without her daughter. Stephanie has always had a love of writing, but never really considered becoming an author.  Even as Still was being created, she didn’t feel as though she was writing a book.  Stephanie explains, “I write as a way to release all of the overwhelming emotions of grief from my body.  Before Still. was a book it was my journal, my canvas.  It was a way for me to express the unspeakable.”  Read more...  

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