death

Opinion

In 'Guava Island,' Donald Glover Paints Death Into Music

Donald Glover's musical drama about a singing martyr invokes sentiments around loss in communities of color, akin to Nipsey Hussle's recent passing.
Bianca Betancourt
4.16.19
Culture

Nipsey Hussle's Memorial Was a Celebration of African Spirituality

During the memorial service for Eritrean-American rapper Nipsey Hussle, his mother Angelique Smith emphasized how her spirituality helps her deal with grief.
Meagan Jordan
4.12.19
Common Misconceptions, Answered

A Mortician Debunks Your Biggest Stigmas About Death

A LA-based mortician explains why touching a dead body is safer than you think, and unpacks some lingering misconceptions about death.
Dominique Sisley
3.1.19
Getting Out of Bed

'Exhaustion Is Not An Option': BLM's Patrisse Cullors On Grief and Activism

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors describes leading a national movement, losing her father, and finding balance in the process.
Patrisse Cullors
2.1.19
Getting Out of Bed

How I Got Out of Bed the Day After My Mother's Funeral

"The morning after the hardest day of my life, the day I buried my mother, I learned a sobering truth: People go on with their lives."
Candice Benbow
1.22.19
Books

7 Books to Guide You Through Grief and Loss

Whether you're mourning the death of a loved one or just dealing with the despair of everyday life, these titles will help you heal.
Laura Winnick
9.6.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Searching for Traces of My Late Father Online

My father was murdered years before the Internet existed as we know it. But I still search for traces of him there.
Gabrielle Birkner
6.18.18
Mother's Day

Women Who Lost Their Moms Talk About Mother's Day

"When she was still alive, I often showed her how important she was to me, but Mother’s Day was always a special moment to be aware of that and be grateful for it."
Carleen de Jong
5.10.18
jobs

These Women Make A Living By Singing at People's Funerals

Singing at her grandmother's funeral inspired Penelope Shipley to start a business and do the same for other people's families. “The idea has always been to help people," she says.
Kate Leaver
3.19.18
Religion

Learning About Indonesian Ghost Culture After My Aunt's Death

After my aunt Gita died, her spirit came to watch over my family. I learned how ghosts can help comfort the grieving.
Cady Siregar
2.1.18
Books

The Surreal, Awkward Parts of Grief That No One Talks About

An anthology of essays, "Modern Loss," offers up honest and sometimes humorous stories about the reality of death and mourning in the digital age.
Sarah Burke
1.23.18
Humor

Exactly How Likely Are You to Die Alone?

After reading several articles about people who died alone and went undiscovered for days, I asked a statistician about the likelihood of me meeting the same fate.
Sirin Kale
1.5.18
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