Ms. Holmes / by Eric Etheridge

In June I interviewed Ms. Holmes about the loss of her son. She spoke about grief, her own and community grief. She talked about sitting outside her building at Morris 1 and crying together with neighbors who had also lost children to violence. No one else can possibly understand what it's like to lose a child unless you've lost one. Ms. Holmes is a woman of incredible strength.

A week later she spoke at a vigil for her 5 year old grandson, Jaheem Hunter, who was shot walking home with his Dad.

photo by Eric Etheridge