"Death is not a mistake, nor a failure, nor a punishment—it is a violent revolution contesting spirit and body. It proves that change is the natural order of things." — Janet Cyril, Malkia Cyril’s mom
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer five months ago, my grandmother, my mother’s mother, passed away early this morning. I’m named after her— she’s Anna June, and I’m Deanna June. Our matrilineage is one that is fierce and I’m heartbroken to lose her.