2019 is a year of transition for I Still Matter. In the beginning of June, our founder, Carmen Joyce, started a new chapter of her story when she moved to Tennessee. Be sure to follow her new adventures on Instagram (@carmencayart)! I Still Matter would not be what it is today without her vision, creativity, and leadership. It has been an amazing four years working with Carmen, and I am honored to have the future of this important organization entrusted to me.
I have been working with I Still Matter since early 2015 when I messaged the I Still Matter Facebook page to let them know that I loved what they were doing. From that conversation, I ended up doing a guest blog post, quickly became a regular volunteer, and eventually transitioned into a board member. I have led the healing art groups, fundraised, planned events, and tried to support the organization however I could. I am so passionate about I Still Matter’s mission. It has been integral in my own personal recovery, and it means the world to me that I am able to continue the great things that Carmen started when she founded this amazing organization. She left some very big shoes to fill, but she taught me well and I am excited to use those skills to help I Still Matter continue to thrive and provide much needed resources to our community.
Change can be overwhelming and even scary, but it helps to remember that every ending is a new beginning. I’m looking forward to helping I Still Matter continue to grow, starting with introducing an additional monthly Healing Art Group in partnership with Keiser University Jacksonville on the fourth Tuesday of every month (Details coming soon!). We’re excited to be adding this third group to our schedule, and we look forward to furthering our reach and impact in our community. Follow us on social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) for future updates!
With Hope for the Future,