Upon the news of Carrie Fisher’s death, I paused. Thinking first “what a year.” Thinking secondly, “what a hero.” Carrie Fisher fought for us, against the stigmas of mental illness and addiction.
Before the advocacy groups, before the online communities, and before the corporate campaigns popped up like goodwill fanfare; Carrie Fisher was speaking before the rest of us needed to be comforted into talk. This trail has been carved out for us.
In honour of this woman, let’s keep on it.