What Remains

Caitlin Doughty

Across much of the world and throughout history, hands-on rituals have provided cultural and personal meaning, strength, and dignity in the face of loss. Mortician and death acceptance advocate Caitlin Doughty believes that safe, open interaction with death and dead bodies provides a sense of purpose for family and friends and creates a space for us to unburden our grief to discover a path toward healing. 

About the Speaker

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, activist, and funeral industry rabble-rouser. In 2011 she founded the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Death, which significantly contributed to spawning the death positive movement. Her books, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and From Here to Eternity were New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Los Angeles where she runs her funeral home, Undertaking LA, and the nonprofit she founded, The Good Death Foundation.