When we commit to “for better or for worse,” we hope “till death do us part” won’t arrive until decades later. No one wants to face the unimaginable tragedy of losing the love of their life.
Learning how to balance grief with self-love is critical for the widowed as they adjust to their new normal. “Death will make you see things differently,” says Daveia Odoi, reflecting on how her perspective shifted after her husband, Edmund, died.
Odoi is an illustrator and the brilliant mind behind The DynaSmiles, offering one-of-a-kind stationery, clothing, and gifts. The inspirational art instills happiness and has gone viral for its quirky and uplifting depictions of Black joy.