Handle with Care:
Stories About Grief 



We all handle it differently. We all have different ways of coping, getting by, understanding. 

This month HerStry wants to share your stories about grief. About pain. About sadness. These things may hurt, but there might be someone else our there hurting just as much. And she needs to hear your story. She needs to know she is not a lone. 

The Rules: 

- All stories must be true and about you. 
- All stories must be submitted via a word document. 
- All stories must be between 500-3,000
- All stories must deal with the topic of grief in some way. 

Stories due by August 25th.



Natalie Very B. is a published Polish-Canadian illustrator and educator. Her artistic career is based on investigation of whimsical shapes of feminism in today’s world, as well as teaching creative skills to the youth. Her paintings reveal many Slavic folklore influences, while myths and legends are a constant source of inspiration whenever she creates a new body of work. Equality between sexes is a major issue in today’s society and a strong incentive for her to make illustrations that depict women as beautiful, empowered, and strong. Her artwork emanates wistful longing, tangible nostalgia, and exploration of the concept of “home” as a haunting visual element.

instagram: @natalieveryb  https://www.instagram.com/natalieveryb
portfolio: www.natalieveryb.com
etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/natalieveryb