Making light of death helps us get conversations started so we can prepare for the inevitable. The Death Chicks, an online video interview series hosted by Patty Burgess and Myste Lyn, brings death out of the dark with humor. They say, “We’re not making light of death, but we are working to make death lighter.”
On Thursday, September 24, Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, will bring a light touch to the serious subject of death on a Google Hangout interview with The Death Chicks at 3:00 p.m. ET/noon PT. Watch online with any platform through this link.
Hosts Myste Lyn and Patty Burgess both work in the end-of-life industry. Myste and Patty are committed to prompting conscious conversations about death, dying, grief and loss. The Death Chicks say, “Death has gotten a bad rap; it’s something we’ll all face and it’s high time we acknowledged it and started talking about it.”
As advocates of the Death Acceptance Movement, humor is welcomed by The Death Chicks. They interview experts in the fields of death, dying, grief and loss and with professionals who openly discuss this traditionally taboo topic.
Myste says: “Death is like sex was in the 50s – everybody’s doing it and no one’s talking about it.” And as Patty says: “No one’s getting out of this gig alive!”
Patty Burgess Brecht is the President of Possibility for Doing Death Differently and Teaching Transitions. She is an End-of-Life Educator and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. She is the developer of the End of Life Specialist Training and Certification (CEOLS), and teaches individuals and organizations how to Do Death Differently by not being overwhelmed or afraid of death, but to seek and experience the joy, the passion, and the even the exhilaration inherent in the honor of BEing with the dying. Her website is DoingDeathDifferently.com.
Myste Lynn is an Empowerment Coach who specializes in supporting women recovering from loss. Myste is an intuitive healer who reconnects women with their inner place of peace. She specializes in reducing fears, alleviating guilt, and creating inner confidence. Her website is BittersweetBlessing.com.
Gail Rubin, CT, is the author and host of the award-winning book and TV series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. She’s a Certified Thanatologist – a death educator – who uses humor and funny films to help teach about serious issues, like funeral planning, medical conversations and estate planning. She recently gave a TEDx talk on why most people don’t address end-of-life issues, despite the fact that humans have a 100% mortality rate, and how we can make changes for the better.