“Embalm and bury” used to be one of the only way we processed human remains — funeral directors were resistant to cremation (it was much cheaper than burial).
Today, the internet grants us instant access to lots of information and seemingly infinite options.
In general, talking about dying seems less taboo to many, especially with younger generations. They encounter the “death positive” movement online, which aims to make conversations about death normal and routine.
Modern online funeral content is less morbid and instead offers practical information about the choices we can make before we die.
All share a common idea: that Western culture has become too squeamish about talking about death, and that the silence impoverishes the lives leading up to it.
In our latest Blog post, we look at the “death positive” movement!