Five Things I've learnt about supporting traumatised people after the traumatic loss of almost all of my family by The Fandangoe Kid.

The Fandangoe Kid has used her creative practice to process the enormous traumatic loss of almost all of her family. Having experienced society’s discomfort with talking about death and loss when trying to come to terms with her own bereavement, she seeks to use her practice as a platform for unearthing conversations around the vast and complex subject of grief, something that will affect us all, yet something we are still so ill equipped at handling.

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Five Things I've learnt from running a feminist death blog by Lucy Talbot.

Lucy is a PhD student at University of Winchester, her work examines The Cross Bones Graveyard in Southwark, where she also volunteers as a site warden. She is interested in the relationship between death and space, death rituals, bad death and cemeteries as a vessel for social change. In 2016, Lucy wrote the Little Book of Maudism. The book comprises of ten lessons to live and die by from the ultimate death positive film, Harold and Maude.

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Five terminal illness perks no one tells you the day you’re diagnosed by Kris Hallenga.

Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at the age of 23. After finding a lump at 22, living abroad in China for eight months and eventually visiting her doctor three times, Kris was told the news that she had incurable breast cancer. She founded CoppaFeel, the first breast cancer charity in the UK to solely create awareness amongst young people, with the aim of instilling the knowledge and tools they need to get to know their bodies.

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Five Things I've learnt about death from Harold and Maude by Lucy Talbot.

Lucy is a PhD student at University of Winchester, her work examines The Cross Bones Graveyard in Southwark, where she also volunteers as a site warden. She is interested in the relationship between death and space, death rituals, bad death and cemeteries as a vessel for social change. In 2016, Lucy wrote the Little Book of Maudism. The book comprises of ten lessons to live and die by from the ultimate death positive film, Harold and Maude.

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Five Things I wish people knew when deciding to euthanize a pet by Dr Lindsey Fitzharris.

Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris has two tabby cats called Oscar and Bobo. She’s a bestselling author, and medical historian with a doctorate from the University of Oxford. Her debut book, The Butchering Art, won the PEN/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science in the United States; and was shortlisted for both the Wellcome Book Prize and the Wolfson History Prize in the United Kingdom.

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Five Things I've learnt about life from losing my amazing 34 year old wife to cancer on our 11th wedding anniversary by Chris Pointon.

Chris Pointon launched ‘#hellomynameis’ with his wife Dr Kate Granger MBE. The couple came up with the campaign, which encourages NHS staff to introduce themselves to patients, when Kate was being treated for a type of sarcoma. Kate died in 2016 and Chris has continued to take the campaign across the world in her honour. He runs events for health workers, provides resources and has established International #hellomynameis day on 23 July.

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