What I Learned from My Cousin’s Suicide

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In April 2012, my second cousin Dawn committed suicide. My mom told me in a text message while I was at a concert. I was never really close to Dawn. We only saw each other at family events and even when we did there wasn’t much conversation. As soon as I heard about her death, I instantly missed her. I couldn’t even remember the last time I talked to her, which made me feel guilty. I asked my mom how she died — it was…

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Freelance writer for Black Girl Nerds, WatchMojo, and The Take. cassondrafeltus.com

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Cassondra F.

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Freelance writer for Black Girl Nerds, WatchMojo, and The Take. cassondrafeltus.com

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