Time flies when you’re having
fun not that great of a time. 2021 was a difficult year for many of us. Another year of COVID, complicated grief, environmental disasters, political dysfunction, etc, etc. Yet, 2021 also showed evidence of our resilience, of the importance of a politics of care, and the increased need for difficult conversations around death and dying, social justice, and environmentalism.
This year at TalkDeath, we successfully ran our 2nd Halloween Scavenger Hunt, launched our first collection of merchandise, published more articles by more guest writers than ever before, and worked towards greater death positive and social justice advocacy.
Join us as we revisit some of our most popular, impactful, and important articles of 2021. And importantly, let’s toast to a brighter year ahead!
TalkDeath’s Top Death Positive Articles of 2021
7 Elements of African American Mourning Practices & Burial Traditions – Dr. Kami Fletcher
In Southern Ghana, People are Dying to Keep Their Bodies in the Morgue – Jeremy Cohen
Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life of A Green Cemetery Director
A Goth Girl’s Guide to Funerals – Monica Z. Sage
The Environmental Impact of Funerals and Cremation Infographic
Trans Death Care Advocacy and Resources – Desiree Celeste
Death and Dying in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Universe – Kristin Gupta
Yes, Abortion Grief is Real – Now Let’s Talk About it – Kristin Gupta
A COVID-19 Death Care Retrospective: Stories from our Forgotten Last Responders