The natural burial and holistic death and dying ‘space’ is a global community focussed on ideas and practices which really matter to people’s lives. For too long the power has been taken away from individuals around these decisions of significant consequence. You ‘n Taboo are champions of the trend to lift the veil on these issues. Their activities and community engagement are not only starting the conversation. Thanks to the experience of You ‘n Taboo’s facilitators – Rebecca and Edwin – they are assisting people to prepare, act and take charge!
If you have ever pondered the inevitability of your death, or perhaps that of your loved ones, you may have been greeted with the far-too-common experience of being completely overwhelmed. Rebecca, Edwin and the team at You ‘n Taboo have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are stalwarts of the death literacy movement in Tasmania. As a funeral celebrant and biographer, it is wonderful to see You ‘n Taboo promoting natural alternatives to traditional burials and it is reassuring to know my clients have access to knowledgeable and friendly people to sit with and chat about this ‘great unknown’ we call death
I started attending You n’ Taboo not long after they launched and find the gatherings offer a good opportunity to learn and discuss what’s happening in the death and dying space. Attending You n’ Taboo events engenders a real sense of death being a part of life and I particularly like the learning and exploration of opportunities for people to journey end of life and death in less traditional ways.
As a volunteer working with people with life limiting illnesses it’s really important to feel comfortable to be with people wherever they are at and having this extra learning and support helps me do that.