Mattea Kramer is a writer whose work has been published in The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Nation, and she has appeared on MSNBC and radio stations across the country. She has served as the research director for National Priorities Project, a federal budget research organization, and is now a professor of social change at Bay Path University. But her real expertise is the long-haul experience of living with loss. She blogs at This Life After Loss and authored “We Need to Talk About Death” for Salon.com. She’s at work on a book.