Saying Goodbye

Not only did Art from Ashes lose a wonderful youth poet when Jessie Hernandez was killed at the end of January, but we lost a former workshop facilitator when Christy Bailey succumbed in June to cancer after a long and fierce fight. In the same month, ItsReaLight (Natasha Spence), who motivated and inspired hundreds of youth poets by serving with our agency, passed from Lupus.

We remember them with love.

Christy Bailey

Click on the photo to read more about Christy.
Click here to attend Christy’s memorial service at Lighthouse Writers
Christy and former volunteer Lisa at Running of the Gays 2011
Christy and Lisa at Running of the Gays 2011

Read more about and by Christy here:

Hunger Mountain and Rochester Magazine

ItsReaLight (Natasha Spence)

Support ItsReaLight's burial fund by clicking on her photo.
Support ItsReaLight’s burial fund by clicking on her photo.

Listen to ItsReaLight’s words here: