Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Recollectors

Our final nontraditional leadership feature of the evening is an inspiring project called The Recollectors. This project is dedicated to remembering parents lost to AIDS, and to creating a digital community for their children.

Their founders, two women whom have lost their parents to AIDS-related illnesses, say that though "AIDS isn’t being talked about the way it was 20 years ago, people are still dying, and we still miss our parents."

The Recollectors, they say, is "a space where people can talk about these losses, and what they mean to our culture. To recollect is to remember...and there’s no shame in remembering."

The Recollectors' founders are also currently seeking donations in order to fulfill their dream of honoring these deceased parents in a book.

Visit them on FB: http://www.facebook.com/TheRecollectors.org