#MMIW: The Life and Death of Stolen Sisters

This article is part of our series The Death Gap: End-Of-Life Inequality, a collaboration between The Order Of The Good Death and The Collective For Radical Death Studies . The series examines the various ways in which systemic racism impacts the way BIPOC communities experience death and access end-of-life care. (CW: suicide, sexual assault, descriptions of graphic violence)  

November 25, 2020 | Blog

Nana’s Wig

This article is part of our series The Death Gap: End-Of-Life Inequality, a collaboration between The Order Of The Good Death and The Collective For Radical Death Studies . The series examines the various ways in which systemic racism impacts the way BIPOC communities experience death and access end-of-life care. 

November 18, 2020 | Blog

Whose Green Burial is it Anyway?

This article is part of our series The Death Gap: End-Of-Life Inequality, a collaboration between The Order Of The Good Death and The Collective For Radical Death Studies . The series examines the various ways in which systemic racism impacts the way BIPOC communities experience death and access end-of-life care.   

November 11, 2020 | Blog

Why Are Ghosts So White?

Ghosts reflect how we see the dead and how we understand a place. On campus ghosts give us a sense of history and tales of warning. On study abroad they teach us about the people and history of a new place, and  reinforce every single stereotype that we work so hard to deconstruct. 

October 15, 2020 | Blog

The Unbreakable Spirits of Black Gospel During Funerals

While the music of Black American funerals and African funerals are alike in some ways and different in others, the truth remains–that no matter the brutality of life, in death the spirits within Black people will always live on.  

September 18, 2020 | Blog

Therapy, Mental Health, and Death Positivity

Telling your friends and family about death positivity is one thing, but sharing this world with our medical providers – especially our therapists, can prove complicated, uncomfortable, and challenging — we’re here to help. 

September 4, 2020 | Blog

Exploring Grief in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Under the pandemic many people are unable to  hold funerals and grieve together.  In result, people are creating their own rituals, and spaces – from memorials to funerals – in the Nintendo game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. 

May 13, 2020 | Blog

Covid-19 Toolkit

In these overwhelming times there is a lot of information being shared about funerals, burials, and death surrounding COVID-19. It can be difficult – if not paralyzing – figuring what information is… 

April 8, 2020 | Blog