Category: Culture & Politics

This is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in Canada

We spoke to death professionals, and dove into Canadian laws and policies, to learn more about how unclaimed bodies are processed, and why the numbers of Canadian unclaimed are on the rise.

This is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in America

This is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in America

With the influx of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, important questions about how we store the dead in times of crisis have been pushed into the spotlight. How should we handle abandoned, indigent, and unclaimed bodies, many of which languish in morgues for weeks or months?

Watch: Demystifying Medical Aid in Dying Video Series

Demystifying Medical Aid in Dying: Family Voices – Part One In this session, D.S. Moss of the Adventures of Memento Mori podcast is joined by special guests Dan Diaz and Myra S. for personal perspectives on the use of medical aid in dying.   Dan and his late wife, Brittany Maynard, had to move from California

George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery deaths: Racism causes life-threatening conditions for black men every day

The life-and-death effects of racism in the U.S. go far beyond police shootings, and while racism harms many groups of people, black men are paying the highest cost.

Why cellphone videos of black people’s deaths should be considered sacred, like lynching photographs

Cellphone videos of vigilante violence and fatal police encounters should be viewed like lynching photographs – with solemn reserve and careful circulation, and not as casually as we do now.

Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories and Reopen Protests as Death Denial

Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories and Reopen Protests as Death Denial

Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories and Reopen Protests as Death Denial. People defy government shelter-in-place orders and pandemic-related hygiene practices in response to the terror posed by the risk of death.

Death Positive Video Games

Death Positive Video Games

There are a growing number of death positive video games that use death as the driving force. Level up, stop camping, and read our list.

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New Documentary Explores Why we Need to Get Better at Grief

In our age of technology and digital storytelling, there are more ways to share real stories from real families who have experienced grief from the death of a loved one. However, these stories often overlook the (spoken and unspoken) pressure grievers are put under to “just move on.” Speaking Grief is a multiplatform project focused