This is a digital story I created for my Editorial module in second year. We focused on the topic of heroes and I chose to do mine on people who have experienced grief as I knew it was a ‘taboo’ topic and grief awareness week was around the date of my deadline. My work involved a combination of journalism, photography and some video editing.
I wanted to create a digital multimedia story which would cause people to stop and read, it needed to be engaging and thought provoking. I included the hashtag #shareyourstory to make my article more interactive and personal. I interviewed four women who had experienced grief at some point in their lives and used these interviews to raise awareness and to show other people that they were not alone. I took images of the women in the style I felt fit well with their stories and also created a video with Izzie, giving advice out to those who had also lost parents.