Last week I was in Denmark to finish the TV show/project I have been a part of for the last 12 months, and it was great, and I will write about this later. But this post will be about today. About what happens when a bunch of women decides to go together and show their support and love for a friend.
Our friend Fanny lost her brother in 2016. After years of depression, he decided to take his life. And we friends has no words to give, no comfort there was enough. We could show our support, but how do you comfort anyone who goes to anything like this?
Fanny has a company where she have very lovely loungewear, and after putting work aside and focus on her family, she told us for some time ago, that she would start the business again, giving all the profit to the memory foundation for her brother, which she and her parents has created to help other people who are struggling with depression and mental illness.
Translated from Swedish to English:
Dear Friends, dear followers and fantastic clients. 2016 was an extremely hard year. My beloved littlebrother decided to take his own life and leave this earth. It´s so hard to describe, it´s overwhelming and are so painful. Just because this tragedy, I had also just become a mother to 2. To have 2 little children to take care off, to handle ones own grief and be the only child to my parents. It´s almost a year ago, and the chock has started to disappear, but the pain is still left. I´m a strong and positive person, I choose to see the light. I have gotten more empathy, become more grateful, learned to be more humble, and have more understanding for other people. The story will be long and take time. Some weeks ago in the shower and obvious idea: All profit in my business will go to my brothers memory foundation; Fredric Castelius Memory Foundation. I´m feeling inspired by my brother and to give to others. All my love // Fanny
So we friends decided to show Fanny and her family, that a lot of people care, and to show our support in her spirit, by all dressing in clothes from her company, and set up a surprise photoshoot. I will write much more about this later. But let me just say the emotions we all felt, and reminded that, there are many people who care. Sometimes when people live their busy life or simply just don´t wanna impose, we tend to forget to tell each other and not least ourselves that we are not alone.
It was a photoshoot with tears, laughter, love and I think we all felt happy to be a part of something, there felt so much bigger than us.
Dear Fanny thank you for inspiring all of us, and thanks to all the rest of you amazing girls to be a part of this. - And Dear Fredric, no matter where you are you inspire so much love, and affected a lot of people who never had the pleasure meeting you.
Here with Fanny and her sister-looking mother Katarina with Valletta in the background.
Beautiful women in loungewear in the middle of Tigne Point, Malta.