"Our grief—our feelings, as words or actions, images or practices—can open up cracks in the wall of the system. It can also pry open spaces of contestation and reconstruction, intervulnerability and strength, empathy and solidarity. It can discomfort the stories told from above that would have us believe we aren't uman or deserving of life-affirming live—or for that matter, life affirming deaths." 

— Cindy Milstein, Prologue, Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief