Remembering Anneke Vo
It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you of the tragic death of one of SHIFT’s beloved writers, Anneke Vo.
Anneke died suddenly on Sunday 25th October at the age of 23.
I’m in shock, as she was young and healthy, and had her whole life ahead of her.
She was one of the best writers I’ve ever read, and without a doubt the most thought-stirring, soulful writer I’ve ever had the privilege of working with.
She was destined for greatness, and now I can’t quite bring myself to refer to her in the past tense.
She was also a good friend, and I’m overcome with grief.
If you would like to pay your respects, Anneke would have loved nothing better than for you to share her words, and weave your dreams of a better future.
Anneke’s work for SHIFT includes:
- Holding Space for the Inner Crisis (issue 10)
- Reality Transurfing: Awaken in the Lucid Dream (issue 10)
- The Spiritual Imprints of Collapse (issue 9)
- The Revolution will not be Boring (issue 8)
- Unfriending the Anthropocene (issue 7)
- Cultural Evolution in a World of Moral Tribes (issue 6)
- Elegance is Refusal: Truth Labels of Fashion Revolution (issue 5)
- Why I’m Fired up about The Hunger Games (issue 4)
- Activism and the Gifts of Imperfection (issue 3)
- Voices of a Generation (issue 2)
- Renovating Culture: Rise of the New Domesticity (issue 1)
And her own blog can be found here.
Anneke, as the world should remember her: a strikingly intelligent, intensely creative, humble, and deeply empathic human being, whose absence cuts deeply for those of us who were close enough to love and feel loved by her.
Yours, in great sadness,
Kari McGregor, editor, on behalf of the SHIFT team