This article was first published in June 2018, and this movement is continuing to gain more awareness and attention.
The Death Positive Movements is for those of us whom want to break the taboos around discussions of death. Death is a natural, normal, part of life, so let's stop pretending it is not.
I love how Ellen Goodman (The Conversation Project) likened the death-positive movement to the earlier movement for natural childbirth. “Birth was perceived as a medical event, and then in came the women’s movement and ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves,’” she said. “It wasn’t doctors who changed the way we give birth in America. It was women who said that giving birth was a human event. I think that we’re trying to do that now. Dying is a human experience. We’re trying to put the person back into the center of the experience.”
Let's work together to change the way you think, and act, towards death. Let's reclaim your power!