Let’s talk about family.
These past few weeks have been rough for the Women On Wax family as we all felt the loss that one of our own is experiencing. The departure of anyone, whether expected or not, is difficult, and this year has especially been hard. It seems we’ve all lost family members, friends, and idols, or we’ve joined in the sorrow of our broader communities in the loss of loved ones through unspeakable acts or unfortunate circumstances.
It’s remarkable how we all pull through together by supporting one another, offering guidance and love, and help to keep each other moving forward.
We see this a lot in the House community, where everyone comes together on the dance floor with nothing but love to give. This is especially beautiful because while you’re born into your family, you can create a family from those you spend time with, those you come together with, those you find who speak directly to your soul. The loss of a family member is deep and profound, but the support and love you find in your broader “family” can help you navigate new emotions, new experiences, a new life in the face of loss, as they can remain strong and secure even while you may not.
Our families are who we are and where we come from, and with them definite and immediate bond is forged, and yet the connections we find in life, that we find in the face of adversity or that we create out of mutual respect and love, is something to be thankful for, to take solace in, to rely on in times of need.
We are all so grateful for our families, both the ones we were born into for making us who we are, and those we create around us, who allow us to become what we will be.