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About Me

My name is Delmy Morris-Perez.  I am a loss survivor, grief educator, and artist. I lost my 17 year old twin daughter Frankie to suicide on June 2, 2019. Frankie was an amazing young woman who connected with anyone and everyone. She just had this warmth, this light that seemed to transcend her emotional struggles.

My life changed the moment that Frankie died. Support groups have been an invaluable part of my growth as I navigate this new life after loss. I seek to share with you what these groups have offered me, to pay that support forward.  

I began my career as an early childhood teacher in 1985. I worked with typical and special education children ages 6 months to 5 years in early education centers in New York City and in Ithaca, NY. In 2006, I left teaching to become a full-time photographer and artist (see for a sampling of my artistic work).

My workshops integrate art-making into grief support. These workshops build from the perspective that creating materials with your hands while sharing about your grief can be a powerfully healing combination. 

I have a B.A. from Empire State College. I have received my grief educator certification from: David Kessler Grief Educator Training (2023), BCBH British Columbia Bereavement Helpline for The Traumatic Loss Support Group Facilitator Training Program (2022), and Dougy Center's Supporting Children, Teens and Young Adults - Grief Education and Training (2022), AFSP Children/Teen Facilitator Training 2023 and AFSP Adult Facilitator Training (2024) & Megan Devine's Grief Care Professional Certificate Program (Currently enrolled and will be completed in August 2024). 

I live in New York City with my wife, son, a dog and two cats. 

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