Brandi Reyna

Brandi Reyna is the Founder of Unwedded Widow Support, (www.unweddedwidowsupport.org), an online grief support community for widows and widowers who lost their boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé or life partner prior to marriage. As an Unwedded Widow, a widow who was not legally married to her beloved, Ms. Reyna’s vision is to advocate for and bring awareness to Unwedded Widow/ers everywhere so that she might shed light on their unique journey in the widow/er community and to let other Unwedded Widow/ers know that they are not alone. Ms. Reyna holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology degree and a certificate in Gender Studies from Texas A&M University. She is currently working on a Master’s degree in Counseling. She is also pursuing additional certification to become a grief and bereavement counselor. Ms. Reyna has completed internships at several churches within women’s ministry, as she feels her calling is in ministering to women so that she might walk beside, support, encourage, counsel, shepherd and offer hope to women in need. Since the loss of her fiance Greg in a tragic car accident in March 2010, Ms. Reyna also has a passion and heart for helping others who are grieving the loss of someone they love.

http://www.unweddedwidowsupport.org

Articles:

Grief Lesson: Life is Worth Fighting For, 17 Jul 2013

Poem: The Survivor, 15 Feb 2013

Seeing the Beauty of Life in the Wake of Death, 14 Nov 2012

Three Years into Widowhood, Embracing a Birthday, 30 Sep 2012

What it Feels Like to Come Alive Again, 24 Sep 2012

Widow Ages While Husband is Always 25, 10 Sep 2012

Artist’s Block Follows Death of Grandfather, 31 May 2012

Using Loss as an Inspiration to Help Others, 16 Dec 2011

Dr. Pepper Provides Sign from Beloved, 28 Nov 2011

Physical Effects of Grief: Insomnia, Eating Problems, and More, 27 Oct 2011

Embracing Grief Does Not Mean Rejecting Faith, 27 Aug 2011