Hi, I’m Justine Fiore
Let me tell you a story...
Once upon a time, there was a little girl that loved Disney, as many little girls do. The little girl grew up believing in animals that would do her chores, wicked stepmothers, and saving China.
She's never managed to teach a deer to do laundry and she didn't have a wicked stepmother. And she didn't save China. She has done many other things instead. Travel the world. Hold a sloth. Visit (almost) every Disney park. But her life was not without tragedy...
The little girl is me and I continue to write my story every day. I am a lifelong Disney fan, mental health advocate, and experienced anxious adult.
In 2019, my family suffered a loss by suicide.
After this tragic day, I needed to do something. Something for myself and something for others that are suffering.
For myself, I resolved to follow my dream and create Disney inspired fashions. I wish to make every pattern from the Mood Sewciety blog and document my progress.
For others, I will keep a transparent record of my mental health struggles. I want to share my grief journey with anyone who wants (or needs) to read about it. I want you to know that you are not alone. Please visit my blog to read more.
This blog is for me. This blog is for those that are suffering. This blog is for Disney fans. But most of all, this blog is for you. Whatever brought you here, know that you are not alone.
Header photo by MagicGuides
If you, or someone you know, is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
If you’ve lost someone, you are not alone. Find support through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
If your loved one was military, contact the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors:
If you want resources to help others through their loss, please visit #BeThe1To:
In the future, I hope to offer products for sale and donate the proceeds received to various suicide awareness foundations.
Please be on the lookout for an announcement.