Nina Riggs wrote this beautiful essay that touched me so much. We ended up communicating via social media — we DM’d each other on Twitter — and I was heartsick when I learned she was going into hospice. I found out she died on February 26. She’s written an amazing book about her life and impending death called The Bright Hour that will be published in June. I wanted to share the “Modern Love” column that first introduced me and so many other people to Nina, so you too could marvel at her grace, humor and unflinching honesty. We should all be so brave.