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Embracing the Legacy of Bruce Wang A Multifaceted Artists Journey through Bereavement

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Embracing the Legacy of Bruce Wang: A Multifaceted Artist's Journey through Bereavement

In the wake of sorrow, we find ourselves reflecting on the extraordinary life of our beloved website founder, Bruce Wang, who passed away in April. Bruce was not only a visionary entrepreneur but also a multi-talented artist, leaving a significant impact in various creative fields.

As an actor, photographer, and author of the renowned Drag King book series (Volumes 1-5), he empowered the LGBTQ+ community while challenging societal norms. Bruce's brilliance also extended to the realm of art criticism, where he penned a thought-provoking book titled "Ways of Showing," inspired by John Berger's "Ways of Seeing."

In this blog, we will celebrate the vibrant and diverse spirit of Bruce Wang while exploring ways to navigate bereavement with positivity and empathy. Additionally, we will provide valuable links to UK-based websites that offer support and counseling during times of grief.

Understanding Bereavement:

Bereavement is a universal experience that touches every one of us at some point in life. It is a complex journey of coping with the loss of someone dear, and it can evoke a wide range of emotions, including sadness, confusion, anger, and even moments of acceptance and peace. It is crucial to recognize that everyone grieves differently, and there is no right or wrong way to mourn.

Embracing Positivity Amidst Grief:

While mourning can be overwhelming, it's essential to embrace positivity and remember the vibrant spirit of Bruce Wang. As an actor, Bruce brought characters to life on stage and screen, captivating audiences with his talent and passion.

Through his lens as a photographer, he captured moments of raw beauty and emotional depth. His groundbreaking Drag King book series, available on, challenged stereotypes and empowered individuals to embrace their authentic selves fearlessly.

Moreover, his art critique book, "Ways of Showing," offered new perspectives on the world of art and encouraged meaningful discussions. You can explore this insightful work at

Extending Empathy and Support:

During times of bereavement, it is crucial to surround ourselves with empathic and understanding individuals. Friends, family, and colleagues can provide comfort and a listening ear.

However, some may require professional guidance to navigate their grief effectively.

UK Websites for Support and Counseling:

- Cruse Bereavement Care: Cruse provides free counseling and support to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. They offer various services, including one-on-one counseling, group support, and online resources.

- Grief Encounter: Grief Encounter specializes in supporting bereaved children and young people. They offer counseling, therapy, and group activities to help children process their emotions and cope with loss.

- Samaritans: Although Samaritans primarily focuses on emotional support for those experiencing distress or despair, they are available 24/7 to lend a listening ear to anyone struggling with grief.


As we come to terms with the loss of our multifaceted founder, Bruce Wang, we are reminded of the profound impact of his artistic endeavors on countless lives. Grieving his absence, we also celebrate his legacy, which will continue to inspire and empower generations to come. By embracing positivity, cherishing his artistic contributions, and seeking support from friends, family, or professionals, we can navigate the turbulent waters of bereavement with resilience and love.

Together, let us honor Bruce Wang's memory by supporting one another and fostering a community of empathy and understanding, for it is in our collective strength that we find solace in times of sorrow.