Niva Dorell Smith

Niva Dorell Smith is a filmmaker and freelance writer currently based in Los Angeles. She is working on a memoir titled The History of Us and writes regularly about grief, writing and her dog at

Stories By Niva Dorell Smith

Singing Away the Wounds of War

Chuck saw atrocities in the jungles of ‘Nam. Chris was attacked by America’s allies in Afghanistan. Anni was assaulted back at home. How a legion of traumatized vets are...

Saying I Do, And Saying Farewell

Eleven days after marrying the love of my life, I stared at his lifeless body and said goodbye.