Cory Taylor speaks to Richard Fidler before she dies
By the time Cory Taylor’s skin cancer was detected in 2005, the disease was so advanced there was no hope she would survive it. In later years, Cory has made facing death her project; and come to find it fascinating. She hopes her final work, a book just published called “Dying: a memoir” will trigger more open and honest conversations about how we die. Now in the last phase of her illness, Cory, aged 61, invited Richard Fidler to her home to record this interview. She talks about how liberating it is to talk about death and how having access to an assisted death is a great comfort and relief, as it gives some sense of control at a time in your life when everything feels so out of control.
Read The Guardian article “We are all just a millimetre away from death, all the time. If only we knew it” 17/5/16
Cory Taylor died on 5 July, without pain, and surrounded by her family.