In this Open To Hope Foundation YouTube video, memory artist, Nancy Gershman tells founder Gloria Horsley that dignity portraits give three reasons to hope. From what she’s learned from her end of life clients and their bereaved families at Haven Hospice, New York City, these portraits are a:
- tangible object that’s wearable, mailable, and displayable (and you can talk to it)
- natural way to “campaign” for the deceased and everything they stand for.
- talisman that encourages you to re-integrate yourself into the land of the living, everytime you share it.
Watch the video here: