Changing the message

A voice for ben

A voice For Ben

Ben Wood, my son, died from suicide after experiencing the catastrophic impact of bad interpretation of theology and rigid misapplication of principles of faith regarding his sexual identity. Our heart-breaking journey navigating the loss of our son transformed into a mission to educate others that every individual is a masterpiece of creation worth celebrating.

"Ben had a light of love that shined so brightly that I continue to be inspired by it each day!"
Julie Wood

About ben Wood

Ben had an amazing wit! His laugh was without reserve and contagious! He was passionate about social justice for all humans, compassionate toward animals and committed to heal our environment.

He honored the commonality shared by humankind as well as each member’s uniqueness. He knew how to make each person feel elevated and cared for in his presence. He listened attentively, had amazing insight and completely focused on the person he was with. He was honest. He held his friends up when they could not gather and force the energy to hold themselves.

He felt it a responsibility to be knowledgeable and not just be told what to think. Ben’s soul was fed when he was in nature. Some favorite places were Hanging Rock, NC, and Craggy Gardens, NC.

BE KIND.
BE CREATIVE.
BE YOU.

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