Today marked the passing of one of the most beloved Joshi’s in the world, Hana Kimura. This is a tragedy for many reasons but the biggest being that this was a suicide brought on by bullying.
I’m having a hard time even processing this. The circumstances around her death are just terrible. She’d been on some reality show and was scrutinized for something so stupid, I don’t really feel like writing about it here. I’m sure you can find it if you seek it out.
She was 22 years old and one of the best in her profession. Yet youth and greatness wasn’t enough to pierce through the darkness. It’s all just truly terrible. I mostly wanted to write this so that, for those that may stumble across this, they may know of a great person taken too soon.
I know this isn’t the death to suddenly change things. A lot of people won’t even hear about it. But so long as it makes those that do, second guess their mean, negative comments then there can be something positive to come from this. Just, be better.