After Christchurch, My Grief Came Late
I chose to treat myself with ease—to not resist my natural response, but to sit with it, allow it to manifest, and reflect on why so many of us felt this way and what it could teach me.
Naib Mian is a writer and journalist based in New York. He is currently a researcher at The New Yorker and has previously reported in San Francisco, Chicago, and Cape Town. In writing, he hopes to subvert traditional notions of identity through the lenses of geography, sexuality, and inequality and explore the ways in which we maneuver the boundaries they attempt to neatly trace across our lives. Follow him on Twitter @naibmian.
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