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The Collective For Radical Death Studies

The Order spoke with Dr. Kami Fletcher, and Dr. Tamara Waraschinski of The Collective For Radical Death Studies, an international, professional organization of death scholars and students, death professionals, and activists who view their work as anti-racism work, and aim to decolonize their fields. 

August 22, 2019 | Blog

The Royals Who Shared Their Beds With Mummies

The idea of royalty sharing their beds with the shrivelled corpse of a man yanked out of a grave is nothing short of shocking, but it wouldn’t have been an unusual sight in the court of the Spanish Habsburgs. 

April 18, 2019 | Blog

Reckoning With Our History at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice was created to be a dynamic response to reconciliation in the United States. The memorial allows for dialogue, creating a space for conversation regarding the violence done to Black Americans as a vital way to reckon with our past, present, and future. 

February 27, 2019 | Blog

Creating The Reclamation

Three years ago artist AJ Hawkins set out to create The Reclamation, a stunning series on the stages of decomposition. Here’s a behind the scenes look at her three year journey creating the series, opening a business, and her advice to others considering their own death positive initiatives. 

February 12, 2019 | Blog

Considerations for Caregivers in Marginalized Communities

As isolating as caregiving can feel at times, it does not take place in a vacuum; external factors can greatly impact the caregiver on an economic, historical, or a sociological level. Aisha Adkins is back with a breakdown on demographic-specific challenges and concerns for minority caregivers.      

December 20, 2018 | Blog

Surprise, You’re Going to Be a Caregiver – Part I

Caregiving is an unexpected role for millennials, but if you’re starting on this journey, you are far from alone. There were 40 million millennial caregivers in 2015. Caregiving can be overwhelming, but there are some ways you can prepare yourself for this new chapter in your life. Aisha Adkins explains. 

December 12, 2018 | Blog