Mothers, Stepdaughters, Grief, and Love

On the passing of my mother and the love of my blended family.

Shane Paul Neil
4 min readAug 29, 2023

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I don’t often post photos of my daughter (even the ones I shot). Mainly because there are people who I believe should have that privilege first. Namely Aliya King Neil and daughter’s father. I often refer to her as my stepdaughter because she has a fantastic dad whose toes I would never want…

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Shane Paul Neil

Writer (duh) and photographer. Bylines @levelmag @complex @ebony @huffpo shanepaulneil.com