I understand Kevin. I think this is when the world of the internet is challenging - grief in the digital age is something I'm still trying to sort out in my own head, and having so many friends so spread out around the world makes it challenging to "feel like you're not alone". It also makes me, at least, feel more helpless in regards to what has happened to people (which was out of my control, but, that's part of the grieving process). 

It's all really weird. I never thought the day would come anytime soon where I'd be talking about the legacy of Wikipedian freinds who are no longer alive. 

I know Wikipedians who have died, but I haven't known anyone this close, let alone...in one week (WTF UNIVERSE). It's just...weird, especially since these two women were involved in our little corner of...said universe. 

hugs to everyone from afar. 


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 1:44 PM, Kevin Gorman <kgorman@gmail.com> wrote:
I've mostly been silent about the loss of Adrianne and Cindy publicly, because I've mostly not had any idea what to say.  I'd been working with both on various projects for quite a while, and had a multi-hour skype call with Adrianne in the recent past about the gendergap and education outreach efforts.  I've rarely met a Wikimedian as passionate about making the world a better place than Adrianne.  Cindy and Adrianne will both be terribly, terribly missed.  I wish I had the eloquence that has been put forth by other people in various places, but right now a large part of me is still just trying to process.

Kevin Gorman

On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 2:13 AM, Shlomi Fish <shlomif@shlomifish.org> wrote:
On Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:51:17 +0200
Jane Darnell <jane023@gmail.com> wrote:

> This is to inform you that one of the contributors to this list who
> spent a lot of time working on the Gendergap issue and ways to solve
> it, has died in a rock-climbing accident.
> http://femtechnet.newschool.edu/blog/adrianne-wadewitz/

I'm terribly sorry to hear that. My condolences go to whoever knew her -
online or in real life.


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