On the Thirteenth Anniversary of My Dad’s Death

Turns out the feelings don’t get any less complicated

My dad in the early 80s
The last photo of my dad that wasn’t a mugshot
My dad’s last mugshot
My dad’s ashes after we scattered them out over the ocean

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Dese'Rae L. Stage

Dese’Rae L. Stage is an artist, mom, suicidologist, speaker, student, & activist based in Philadelphia, PA. deseraestage.com & livethroughthis.org