Myriam Gurba is the author of the memoir Mean. Her essays and criticism can be found in Harper's Bazaar, the Los Angeles Times and The Paris Review.

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Death becomes us: On Día de Los Muertos and honoring Mexican ancestors

Perspective: Celebrating Día de Los Muertos was one way that I came to weave ancestral veneration into the fabric of my daily life, and I relished the lore narrated by parents and other family members.