ART: VASILIA AGATHOKLEOUS
To All My Gurls,
What a year we have been dealt...
A president no one wanted, a win to exit when the hashtags said we would stay, lost faces of friends and stars, hands held at standing rock, dancing gun shots in Florida, Black lives disappearing while brave stand and say they matter, women and girls shouting an screaming equality, Calais, Aleppo, Paris, Berlin the list goes on and on. There has been so much hurt this year, and as it comes to an end we must keep it in our hearts and use it to fight for change. We must put aside the differences and anger that keep us apart. The other half points fingers and blames in hatred but we must keep on fighting the good fight, we must use the love in our hearts and the passion in our beings.
With the help of all of you, GURLS TALK is becoming something so much bigger than I had ever imagined, we haven't even been around for a year but together we have done so much. I cannot explain how grateful I am, I cannot tell you what your letters, stories, honesty and bravery has meant to me. It has pushed me to do the same, to look at my darknesses and happiness, it has changed my life. There was a time in my life not too long ago when I thought I could no longer go on, the pain had consumed and paralyzed me, but there was a light at the end of the tunnel. There was GURLS TALK and all of you.
I write this letter to thank every single one of you personally and to welcome in the new year and all the wonders it will bring us.
Happy New Year GURLS!
All my love, thinking of you always.
Love Adwoa. Xxxx