Sabra Robinson Talks About the Group, “Black Women Widows Empowered”
This time of year, we talk a lot about the “merry” in Christmas, and the “happy” in holiday.
We say,” It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” but the truth is, for many people on Delmarva, it’s not. We’re specifically addressing widows. Think about it. You lose the love of your life. How are you supposed to feel come this time of the year? It’s hard. That’s part of the inspiration behind the group “Black Women Widows Empowered.” We welcome the founder of the group to the couches today, Sabra Robinson.
Sabra tells us about the impact the loss of her husband, Herbert, has had on her life. Sabra says this time of year, she puts on a smile, but she is always thinking of Herbert. She says it’s also important to stay busy this time of year and they create a new memory in honor of him each holiday.
Sabra started the support group, “Black Women Widows Empowered” because she felt that the groups she was attending did not understand her and she didn’t feel completely comfortable in them. She created her own group and even set up an online group to help widows. She has heard great feedback from this organization she created.
She also discusses her new book project on grief, “Widowed, But Not Wounded.” Sabra and 12 other women widows, including WBOC’s Kimberly Holmes Wiggins, wrote a book about how they were able to keep going and get through post-loss of their husbands. Order the book here.
Kimberly’s husband Rasheed was killed in a hit-and-run incident and they still have not found the person who hit Rasheed. See the full story here.
Sabra says the book and this group has kept her busy and keeps her going.