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Dying Well
By Clair Fisher, 07/09/2021

What if death wasn’t something to be feared, or fought?  What if we could talk about death and dying as naturally as birth and living.  What if there was a liberty in accepting the limitations…

During the summer before I turned fifteen, my great-grandmother’s health turned its final corner and descended. And then, she was gone. But something happened in the middle that changed the way I viewed conversations about…

The Machismo Mourns (Too)
By Limhi "Lee" Vela, 05/11/2021

Even though I now call Minnesota home, I am originally from southern Texas in the Rio Grande Valley region right by the Mexico/US border. This area is rich with traditions, folklore, and beliefs that may…