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Caitlin Doughty

Death Salon: Wiping Away A ‘Sanitized’ View Of Death

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org The beauty and grandeur of death is too often “sanitized” by contemporary society. The Death Salon movement intends to reverse that trend and familiarize Americans with death’s historical and artistic legacy, convening artists and academics to explore the meaning of mortality. Established in 2013 by author and mortician Caitlin Doughty and […]

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Burial And Death: Author Caitlin Doughty, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Caitlin Doughty, acclaimed author of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: and Other Lessons from the Crematory, wants to encourage more open discussion on a taboo subject: death and decay. In 2011, Doughty founded The Order of the Good Death, a group of funeral industry professionals, academics and artists exploring ways to better familiarize America’s “death phobic” society with mortality and […]

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