My vision for STILL is fairly specific. Simple. A group of individuals sharing their respective experiences of losing a baby. Collectively they will draw a comprehensive picture of what our existence with this type of loss looks like. By these accounts, all of our babies will be recognized and shared with the world in a new way. We will present them with a new perspective.
In order to accomplish this task we need willing individuals. Folks willing to go the distance. We are looking for Mothers, Fathers, Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Sisters, Brothers, Uncles and Aunts. Businessmen, teachers, firemen, preachers, bus drivers, actors, athletes and entertainers. Scientists, professors, lawyers and prisoners. Wealthy, poor, social and solitary. We need the hurt and the healing, the fixed and the broken.
This grief has and will continue to affect every human on this planet. We need as great a cross section as our budget and time frame will allow.
Since beginning The STILL Project we have received hundreds of stories telling the stories of your beautiful children. We will continue to accept stories as we produce this film as we know new opportunities arise everyday as new doors open in their appointed time. We will be patient. We are confident that the right formula will come together and this film will be produced and completed with the grace and precision worthy of our babies.
If you know someone that might have been uniquely affected by the death of a baby, please let us know about them. Send us your story. We have and will keep them all confidential, we understand how difficult this process is to agitate these memories and emotions and then put words to page. We support you with our compassion and our understanding in the simplicity to simply “be” after what is most certainly one of the greatest losses a human can endure.
So, if you have not done so yet, send your story to Carrie@planetzaya.com. If you have sent in your story and have not received a response, we thank you for your patience as Carrie is reviewing each word on her own as time allows. We thank you for your support and look forward to sharing more exciting developments with you here on the STILL blog as well as on our Facebook and Twitter.
#SayItOutLoud – Jonathan