Embalming is thousands of years old and still extremely popular in many parts of the world. But are the environmental costs worth it? And is there an argument to be made in favor of allowing death to be encountered more naturally?
From San Quentin State Prison Rahsaan Thomas co-hosts the Pulitzer-nominated podcast “Ear Hustle” and has contributed articles to numerous magazines and journals. But last year, he faced one of his biggest challenges when COVID-19 hit the prison: mental health issues.