Sunday, June 29, 2008

Rest in Peace, Ruslana Korshunova

We were saddened to hear of the suicide of model Ruslana Korshunova this Saturday. Korshunova, 20, was featured in ads for DKNY, Vera Wang and Christian Dior. She had just returned from a modeling job in Paris.

Suicide leaves loved ones to grapple with the most painful unanswered question: why? Friends and colleagues have expressed their shock, one of them saying that Korshunova had appeared to be "on top of the world." Other reports have pointed to the model's online social networking pages as a possible clue to her emotional suffering.

Our thoughts are with Korshunova's friends and family as they deal with this tragic loss of such a young and vibrant life.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK


Julia Barry @ In Her Image said...

Hi Claire (and Magali :),

I just heard from my awesome feminist friend Jennifer Gandin Le about the National Suicide Prevention's Lifeline Gallery, an innovative new online space for dealing with suicide. Seems sadly apropos and hopefully will help.

Magali & Claire said...

Wow, what an interesting resource! This is quite an innovative approach--thanks so much for sharing.