I'm a journalist and essayist. I focus on the intersections of medicine, women, history, environment, & the arts. I have a master's in sci-med writing from Johns Hopkins University.
A few days after giving birth at her home in southeast Australia, Emily Burns sat in her yard and watched as her husband and 2-year-old son dug a hole. In her arms, she cradled her sleeping newborn; beside her was a small container holding her placenta. It was a beautiful October day in 2008. WhenREAD MORE