Rene Renick was my mentor at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). She made it possible for this blog to thrive and grow internationally. She was a fierce advocate for survivors of domestic violence and child abuse. She made a phenomenal dent in the Universe.
This morning I received word that she passed away over the weekend, and I am beyond devastated. Rene wasn’t just a colleague and mentor. She was a cherished and treasured friend. We laughed and cried together. We celebrated our triumphs. She made me a vase at her potter’s wheel to remind me every day that we may be tested but we will survive.
On Navigating Uncharted Waters’ 10th anniversary, I celebrated Kiwi Mary and Rene Renick. I can’t believe they are both gone within months of each other.
RIP, Rene. You will be powerfully missed. I love you.