Birdsong and his family are all of heavy heart on this day, September 20. It was one year ago today that our beloved daughter, Krystal Birdsong, passed away. We all loved her and miss her so much. Birdsong has taken to postings some of her writings on this blog in her memory. We found much of her writings in her “journals” when we went through her personal effects after her passing. Krystal loved living in Miami and attending Barry University (BU) – she had just obtained her B.S. degree there a few months before her passing. Here is a post she wrote in her journal near the end of her first semester at the school. It reminds us so much of Krystal….
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Birdsong’s daughter Krystal was a good writer. She wrote for both her high school and college newspaper. In going through her personal effects after her passing we found found her journals in which we found drafts of some her articles. This one was written for the Barry U newspaper and was about a forum speaker and her book.
Lena Williams & the Racial Divide
If you missed Lena Williams’ lecture entitled “It’s the Little Things: Everyday Interactions That Anger, Annoy, and Divide the Races,” named after her new book, you missed a fun, energetic, and socially conscious forum with a timely and inspiring message. Luckily, BU’s Buccaneer is here to fill you in.
The forum, which was a lecture accompanied by a role-playing panel of students, was put on by Barry’s Office
In an effort to keep memories of my departed daughter Krystal Birdsong alive, Birdsong has taken to posting some of the writings found in her journals. Some of her writing was real heavy. The following piece is not heavy — it’s breezy. This was a fashion piece she was writing for the Barry U newspaper.
Fall Fashion 2005
This fall’s fashion trends and themes are so plentiful and rich that there really is something for everyone. From dark, gothic styles to a bohemian look with a twist to masculine chic, and a revamping of the 70′s this fall fashion is a free for all.
Here’s how to get the looks:
Black is back and darker then ever before. The key this time around is femininity and shape, with emphasis on the
We all loved my daughter Krystal Birdsong who passed away in September 2008. In her memory Birdsong has been posting some of the things she wrote over the years. Krystal was a wonderful writer. Here’s a short piece we found in one of her journals. She wrote the following in 1999, when she was the fashion writer for her high school newspaper in Maryland.
Fashion Tip For November
This month there is a certain item of clothing that has been catching my eye. Turtlenecks. Luckily, they’re
In May 2006, Birdsong’s daughter drafted an article for the Barry University newspaper about one of her passions — the need to end human trafficking and modern day slavery. We found it among her personal effects after her death. We wanted to share some of what she wrote with the wider world:
Human Trafficking Awareness at BU
Barry’s 3rd Annual Anti-Slavery Day was quite a success. The presentation room was full to capacity with faculty, staff, and students. Most of the students appeared to be to be at the lecture to fulfill a class requirement, but they walked away with much more