Mary Mandeville lives in Portland, Oregon with her wife, one son, and two rescued dogs. She’s published, or has forthcoming, essays in The Normal School, Fugue, Pithead Chapel, Brain Child, and elsewhere. Two have earned Pushcart nominations. Along with writing, she’s a chiropractor, a mother, a runner, a gardener. She loves this fragile little planet with all its living beings and her first passion is doing what she can to ensure our survival.