Links Of The Dead {June 2020}

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

3 Comments on Links Of The Dead {June 2020}

  1. Harlow Skalwold
    June 29, 2020 at 1:07 pm (7 months ago)

    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
      June 29, 2020 at 1:16 pm (7 months ago)

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

  2. theodora
    July 4, 2020 at 3:32 pm (7 months ago)

    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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