Nicole Xu

Nicole Xu is a freelance illustrator who grew up in Vancouver, Canada and is currently finishing up her studies at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Stories By Nicole Xu

How a Doctor Grieves When an Eight-Year-Old Suddenly Dies

As a pediatrician at a hospital, I see tons of tragedy but am rarely given a moment to mourn. Taking just a few minutes to honor their lives helps me keep going.

The Painful Reality of Marriage After Alzheimer’s

My wife and I have been partners in everything for 48 years, but there’s nothing remotely romantic about full-time caretaking.