Caitlin Doughty

Everything we do from building cathedrals to having children, the thrust of it is our fear of death.

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Caitlin Doughty is a licensed American mortician, author, blogger and YouTube personality known for advocating death acceptance and the reform of Western funeral industry practices. Co-owner of Undertaking LA, an alternative funeral service, she is the creator of the web series "Ask a Mortician", founder of The Order of the Good Death, and a leading spokesperson for the death positive movement. The author of the bestselling book Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory (2014), and the recent From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death, her books have received widespread praise in The New York TimesThe New YorkerNational GeographicTime Magazine, SlateMarie-Claire  and on NPR.

It is comforting to look at the most difficult and fearful thing you can imagine…your own death.