Sunday Round Up – Modern Death

Our weekly round up of stories and articles about coping with loss, dealing with grief, mourning our loved ones, talking about our final days, and celebrating life culled from various corners of the web. For previously featured grieving-related news and stories, check out our EF Roundup Section.

This week’s round up is on “Modern Death” and how the topics of death and mourning are tackled in journalism, fashion, social media, and other industries.

My Own Life: Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer

By: Oliver Sacks, The New York Times

Oliver Sacks

“When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.”

Life After Death -The World Is Starting to Forget About Ebola, The Village of Barkedu Can’t


NPR Life After Death

My Friend Died, But On Facebook She Still Seemed Alive

By: Joanna Smolenski, Refinery29

“If her death was hard to fathom, Facebook made it feel unreal. She was a friend I’d loved, but someone I’d had fallen out of daily contact with, and so her absence was abstract. Her presence all over social media, however, made her feel more alive than ever.”

Fashion has a gorgeous funeral courtesy of Thom Browne

By: Robin Givhan, The Washington Post

Thom Browne Fashion

“Death was part of life. We did what we could to afford it dignity.”

If there are any interesting or viral stories about mourning, loss, tributes, or coping with death you think we should feature, leave us a comment below or tweet us @EFootprint!

About Tiffany Qua

Social Media Manager Tiffany Qua, MA, specializes in content strategy, digital marketing, and social media campaigns. A graduate of Columbia University and John Hopkins University, Tiffany and her husband live in NYC.

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