The writer reflects on how to grieve and most faithfully honor the life and work of L.A.-based artist and activist Diviana Ingravallo, who emerged during the AIDS pandemic and died an indirect casualty of COVID, rendered invisible by legacy media.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which was once marked by waves and spikes in cases, now feels like a metaphor for all that ails American society.
In the face of crisis, American society has cultivated helplessness, from either trauma or denial. Is there a future for a nation on the brink of failure?
The pandemic ushered in an era of loss. And healing from those losses demands reimagining our social contract to allow for stillness.
After losing her father last year, this writer grapples with the preciousness of life and the callousness of those unwilling to take simple steps to protect it.
A "return to normalcy" is on the horizon. But with all the compounding loss suffered over the last year, can we really go back to pre-pandemic life?
When the writer's dog died, she worried she’d never be able to open her heart again. But her new companion, struggling with her own separation anxiety, showed her the way.
In this deeply poignant essay, the award-winning novelist-memoirist perfectly evokes that gutting feeling when your best friend knows it's time to go before you're ready to accept it.
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?