For most Americans, the options of what you can have done to your body after you die likely seem limited. Cremation, embalming your body and then burying it—there are variations on those themes, but the basics remain. But mortician Caitlin Doughty has spent her life trying to change how we consider death and educate…
This week’s issue of The New Yorker features a lengthy profile by Rebecca Mead on the rise of female morticians, with a special focus on Ask a Mortician’s Caitlin Doughty (whose work has been featured on Jezebel several times). The article—like much of Doughty’s work—got me thinking a lot about what I want to have…
The nightmare revealer of madness unknown,
Of fetuses cooked for the Satanists' feast,
Old witches look on as a baby reveals,
A stretch of her leg to the lust of the Beast.
Having your pet euthanized at home is more expensive, but for our favorite deathxpert, Caitlin Doughty, it was important, when her Siamese cat was sick with cancer: "If I had to do it again, a thousand times, I would choose this, every time."
Yay! Our favorite mortician, Caitlin Doughty, is back with a new episode of Ask a Mortician. This time, she explains miasma theory and why your loved ones don't technically need to be embalmed after death.
No, really. Our favorite mortician Caitlin Doughty "submits" an "audition" video, and we cross our fingers that whatever shitshow is in the works doesn't make the funeral business — or women — look bad.
In the new edition of Ask A Mortician, our death-obsessed friend Caitlin Doughty visits Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA.
Hey look, it's the mortician from "Ask A Mortician"! In this video, our buddy Caitlin Doughty drinks wine, talks about corpses and reveals her plans for her own funeral home.
In this episode of Ask A Mortician, our favorite deathxpert, Caitlin Doughty, tackles Shit People Say To Grieving People That Is Wrong. For instance, you probably should not say "look on the bright side."
In this episode of Ask A Mortician, our favorite death-obsessed lady, Caitlin Doughty, explains the magic of decomposition, and how, if you want to, you can turn a dead body into an explosive device.
Death enthusiasts! Episode four of "Ask A Mortician" has arrived. If you've ever been curious about how to become a mortician, Caitlin breaks it down. Apparently attending mortuary college involves actual academic responsibility and is not all "Whee! Bodies!" Also, should you want your cremated remains to be baked…