Written by Margeaux Feldman, Illustration by Wenting Li
Anyone who has experienced losing a loved one will immediately recognize the visceral, sharp waves of feeling at the core of this personal essay about grief. For those who haven’t, here’s an opportunity to look out on this erratic sea with practical curiosity — because though death is a topic we should be inherently built to understand as mortals, it’s often the event we fear most.
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Margeaux is a sick and queer educator, writer, and community builder living in Toronto. Margeaux is nearing the end of her PhD in English Lit and Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, where she also holds a Certificate in Community-Engaged Learning. Her writing has been published by GUTS Magazine, The Puritan, and FEELS Zine and she's currently at work on a memoir entitled The Bed of Sickness: Essays on Care.