What is #IRemember?
Across the world, different cultures and faiths have ways to remember the dead, all different but all with their roots in memory and the importance of not forgetting those we knew.
Running from 22 - 26 November, #IRemember creates a space to share memories, to remember those we have lost and to break the taboo around grief and bereavement.
Grief is painful, but it shouldn't rob us
How do I get involved in #IRemember?
#IRemember runs in November, where we ask you to:
- Share a memory of someone you would like to remember - this can be a friend, a family member, a pet or a colleague. You can include a photo, a video or just stick to text if you want.
- Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #IRemember and tagging @DyingMatters
The next #IRemember campaign will be in November 2022 - watch this space.
'Fireworks' | Suli Breaks
With thousands of us struggling in silence under the weight of loss, poet and spoken word artist Suli’s words remind us that grief touches us all, and you are not alone.
Grief is a natural response to losing someone you love and cherish. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and everyone experiences it differently.
We want to remember those we have lost because after a bereavement we need to time and space to grieve, heal and keep their memory alive. Remembrance unites people of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds.
Little things can remind us of the ones we have lost – a song, a place, a particular way that they put their coat on in the morning. No matter how small, it is important to remember them, and to share these so that their memory lives on.
Ever read someone’s story and think: ‘this is exactly what I needed to hear today.'? Your #IRemember story can do that for someone else.
Want to share your story in more detail?
All year round, we are also asking you to share your stories to help us understand exactly what is happening for people at the end of life, and who have been bereaved. If you want to share your story in a bit more detail, and with us directly, then we would welcome your words.
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Suli Breaks | 'Fireworks'