What losing a child taught a mom about death stories | J.J. Duncan

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J.J. Duncan


Bereaved mother and producer, J.J. Duncan, wants our culture to “grow up” about death. The showrunner for “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning,” knows that the stories the media presents are powerful agents for change.

About the speaker(s)

J.J. Duncan is an award-winning television producer, writer, advocate, and co-founder of the nonprofit, “Not Today Cancer,” which raises funds for childhood cancer research. J.J. is widely known as an Executive Producer and Showrunner of hits including Project Runway, and The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, among many others. After losing her eleven-year-old son in 2020 to an aggressive leukemia, J.J. has made it her mission to talk openly about kids with cancer, about loss and about grief, and has recently visited Capitol Hill to advocate for a potential bill that would help children with cancer.

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