Down Dog


I will tell you this: taking life is a heady thing. Blasphemous and seductive. Only childbirth can compare, but it can’t unmake you in the same way. Life slipping from you is not a choice you make, but a surrender.

A gut-wrenching essay on the pros and cons of ending a life.

Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →