Vanitas with Sunflower and Jewelry Box by Maria van Oosterwijck (c. 1665)
Vanitas with Sunflower and Jewelry Box by Maria van Oosterwijck (c. 1665)

A gathering of death-related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

Previous Links Of The Dead: {June 2019} | {June 2018} | {June 2017} | {June 2016}

💀Graveyards as green getaways

💀Professional Mourners Laments From Quarantine

💀How do you foster ‘a good death in a racist society?’

💀Three Ways to Address Guilt When You’re Grieving

💀Alica Forneret‘s grief resources created by and for BIPOC

💀The first-ever human composting site will open in 2021 in Seattle

💀School apologises after children are told to plan own funeral as homework

💀How To Support Children Who Have Lost Their Fathers To Police Violence

💀The Lack of Mobilized Outrage For Police Killing Black Women Is An Injurious Erasure

💀Speaking Grief validates the experience of grievers and guides those wishing to support them.

💀A Wrench in the Gears of the Grief Machine: How do I mourn with members of my faith if I can’t be with them?

💀Kubo and the Two Strings is not only a samurai epic. It perfectly encapsulates the themes of Death, grief, and hair

Harlow Skalwold says

Okay, having students plan their own funeral is fucked up. Not only is it taking death positive too far, but it is triggering and seriously anxiety inducing for a young person. Being a grown ass adult, I can deal with it. I'm like, throw me in a fire and be done with it. But planning your own Catholic funeral?? I've been to Catholic funerals. It's a long, involved, depressing mass for a dead person. Just no. Especially now. People can't even have proper funerals right now! Ugh.

S. Elizabeth says

Right? I thought that pointed to an appalling lack of judgement on *someone*'s end. Lordy!

theodora says

Fascinating links as always - thank you. I often go running in my beautiful local cemetary and I really have noticed a few more people being there x

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