September 21, 2020
Remembering Chadwick Boseman
It has been a few weeks since Chadwick Boseman’s passing – and it doesn’t hurt any less.
There is tremendous grief in losing an iconic member of the black community and a champion for social justice. What Chadwick Boseman represents is that for the first time in pop culture a superhero reflected black culture in a strong and positive way. Young children were able to see themselves reflected on the screen as T’Challa / Black Panther, the King of Wakanda. We are also grieving the loss of possibility in his passing at the young age of 43.
Why talk about this now? “Because grief doesn’t have a timeline”, says Theresa Vidal, CYW from Woodview Brantford. “It’s important to recognize and honour the emotion of grief that a child or youth may still be feeling, and to let you know that if your child or a youth needs help working through it, that Woodview counsellors can help.”
Image Credit: Ryan Meinerding, Marvel Studios