Give Grief A Voice Project
About the Project
The Give Grief a Voice project provides families who have lost a young child an artistic representation of their child’s life. More than 30 families have participated so far, and we are looking for additional families who would like to participate. Buzzy’s Bees fundraises to cover all costs for the writing and art – there is no charge to the participating families.
The process involves the collaboration of a professional writer and artist who create their child’s legacy through artistic expression. We bring a writer to listen to and record each family’s story, then commission an artist to turn their words into a piece of art that the family keeps.
The project’s primary purpose is to help families who have experienced the death of a young child, but the secondary goal is to help anyone who reads these stories learn how to better support the grieving people in their own lives. Ultimately, we hope to publish all of the stories alongside the artwork in a book.M
2020 GGAV Recap
How The Project Began
First Annual GGAV Event
View photos and a recap of the first annual Give Grief A Voice art exhibition and benefit that took place on October 19, 2019 at Cerulean Winery in Portland, Oregon.
We continue to receive overwhelming feedback that this project is very meaningful as families grieve. We accept applications year round and typically identify and meet with parents from January through May each calendar year .