Watch my interview with Shalena Nikiema on grief. Shalena has lost many family members. One of the deaths that impacted her the most was the loss of her brother who was killed in 1994. At the time, Shalena was pregnant and eventually had a mental breakdown. She shared her story on The Weight She Carries a few years ago. Today she revisits some of the darkest moments in her life and shares how she overcame.
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Vimbai E. is a writer, journalist, ghostwriter and the founder of The Weight She Carries. With hundreds of articles publishing online, in print and for broadcast, her love of language and storytelling shines through every piece of writing that bears her name.