And in a culture that cleaves to youthfulness and positivity and cowers in the face of mortality, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
A longtime child welfare advocate uses her skills to locate next of kin for unsolved cases, bringing closure to grieving families, and making peace with her own painful past.
The writer has been gripped by a lifelong terror of her own mortality—but her son may finally have shown her that's no way to live.
A few years ago, doctors told the writer her sick mother wouldn’t survive the night—they were wrong. She’s prepared for her funeral, but how can you prepare for what comes after?
The death-positive movement is being built around activism, science, entrepreneurship, art and feminism. Can it remove the stigma from mortality?
The author’s lifelong fascination with death leads her to tour the L.A. coroner’s office soon after she nearly dies herself. And she discovers it’s not exactly as pristine as the ones on TV.
“The Greatest” inside and outside the ring, the Kentucky native inspired generations of black and brown children by demonstrating the true meaning of “Black Is Beautiful.”
Surprise-dropping "Lemonade" two days after the death of the High Priest of Pop was an incredibly bold move. And, according to this writer, a welcome and necessary one.
A few days after the icon’s death, an eerily poignant holiday card has this mom reflecting on the loss while still feeling hopeful about his impact on the future.
At 40, the writer—single, childless, and employed but not career bound—secretly feared dying alone having accomplished little. So she decided to do something about it. (But not today.)