I was going to post a pretty picture today, but in light of losing an amazing artist, woman, and mother, @katespadeny , I felt this was more important. As someone who struggles daily with mental health issues (anxiety and depression)... As someone who has been told I have "nothing to be depressed about"... As someone who's been told "if you get a hobby it will go away"... As someone who's been told "you wouldn't have anxiety or depression if you would pray more"... As someone who suffered in silence for FOUR YEARS before getting help because I was ASHAMED of my mental health issues... As someone who battles anxiety and depression DAILY even though my husband is the greatest, most supportive man alive, and my kids are actual, literal perfection... I AM HERE FOR YOU. Please, I am literally begging you, reach out if you are feeling alone. If you feel like you have no one or nothing, you have me.
I have seen so many hateful comments about Kate Spade and I promise you don't want to try that shit on my post, but please know that suicide isn't the only option. Know that you are loved and that someone cares for you.
Also, please know that depression can touch ANYONE. It doesn't matter if you think someone "has it all" they could be fighting demons you know nothing about. Money, fame and materialistic things don't always mean happiness.
I have adored Kate Spade for years. She started her company in 93 with her husband and built a freaking EMPIRE and thats always been my goal. Her hustle and her heart are what resonated with me and I hope her family finds peace. I don't care if you're a client, past client, potential client, someone who has no intentions of ever booking with me, a complete stranger or a long lost friend, if you need me, I am here. Always.