October 3rd, 2021 @ 12:36 am
last week when steven and i were walking around oakland lake, there were signs for a missing person – a 24 year old kid. i snapped a pic of it and posted it online, hoping people would be able to help out, in case anyone saw him, knew him or found him. we kept up with what we could online, but he unfortunately turned up found deceased in the lake a week later.
while i was trying to find out any information about him online, it came about that he was a rapper/musician and an artist. he was big into style/fashion, painting, drawing, etc.
as someone that didn’t know him, i feel almost disrespectful speaking about him, so i’ll stop. the point of this post was to share and see if anyone could donate to a gofundme that his friends started for him. click here to see the campaign.
i’m like 90% sure that i met him at the lake one day. i was doing a few laps one day right after i lost my job in 2018, and i came across some kids with long boards. he was very tall, young and outgoing and followed me on the path as i walked. not a creepy follow, just kept up with me chatting. he wasn’t really hitting on me or anything, but he did try to get my IG account info. i gave him one of my public accounts – for jewelry or my wallpapers vs. my personal one. i told him i was twice his age and that nothing was going to come of it, lol. i think we maybe chatted a little via dm the same day and nothing came of it, but i remember talking about our skateboard setups specifically.
i’m so sad that this happened to someone so young. life is hard at that age – especially if you don’t know where you’re supposed to be in the world, you’re depressed or battling mental illness. it’s just so heartbreaking.
please donate if you can. ♥