death

(No) Escape Zone: Two Authors Bring Us to Terms with Our Mortality

The more we’re encouraged to talk to one another about death, the less scary and anxiety-inducing it is.

Laugh at My Pain: Finding the Humor in Being a “Black Widow”

Grief is a thing that will live, in some way, in our DNA and our body and be triggered by the wrong song or the wrong turn down the street where you see someone that looks like the person you lost. Read more »

Good Grief: Why Does Mourning Have an Expiration Date?

The raw reality of a grief that cannot be muffled after some quiet crying in the bathtub is disruptive to a world where discussions of mourning often include the phrase “moving on.” Read more »

Morbid Awakenings: Caitlin Doughty Is Helping Kids—and Adults—Ask Questions about Death

In the United States, death is hard to talk about; it’s arguably even harder to ask other people questions about. Read more »

Ashes to Ashes, Outer space to Oceans: Who Gets to Have an Alternative Death in America?

Many of the faces of “alternative death” are white, and there’s much less engagement with the cultural, community, and social traditions of communities of diverse color and faith in America. Read more »

The Art of Dying: Death Doula Marne Lucas Is Changing Our End-Of-Life Aesthetics

End-of-life doulas explain to families what death is going to look and sound like.  Read more »

Death Becomes Her: Caitlin Doughty Traveled the World to Find the Best Death Rituals

Thinking about death isn’t as bad as it seems. Read more »