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Welcome to You n’ Taboo

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Welcome to You n’ Taboo.

It has been a whirlwind few weeks and we want to fill you in on everything that has been happening.

The first thing to mention is that we have been working with two amazingly talented and generous human beings, Cherie and Winston, who have put together this entire website and we are just so incredibly humbled by their gift, amazed at their talent and flawed by their efforts and dedication. We really can’t thank them enough.

Over the last few weeks we have given talks to the Groundbreakers on the North-West Coast of Tassie, all about our UK adventures and what we learned from the Natural Burial Grounds and independent Funeral Directors that we met. We had a lovely few hours, talking and chatting and exploring all the wonderful ideas and possibilities that the Tasmanian community is so very close to realising.

I attended a professional development day yesterday in Melbourne, hosted by the incredibly talented team that are the Natural Death Advocacy Network. We are so privileged to be among these truly inspiring people and the learning opportunities that they provide are invaluable. We at You n’ Taboo are working towards many of the same things here in Tassie that they are in Victoria and collectively we will help to change the face of Death and Dying in Australia. Yesterday we heard about the practice of Death Doulas, the changing role of Funeral Celebrants, natural and at home funeral options, new and natural ways we can honour our loved ones through the creation of garments and we were given a breakdown of the changes to Victorian legislation – including the still to be finalised Assisted Dying Bill. All of these things we will talk about in our December You n’ Taboo meeting.

I say December because in 2 weeks’ time, the first Sunday in November (the 5th to be exact) we are hosting a double movie screening of two amazing films. ‘A Will For the Woods’ and ‘Zen & The Art Of Dying’. In years to come, when we are living in a world of natural burials and family led affordable, honest and heartfelt death care, these films along with a choice few others will be remembered as being at the pioneering front of the death revolution. If you haven’t already, check out our events page and click the links to get yourself a ticket.

Tomorrow we head off to the Hobart Showground to set up for the show that opens later in the week. We will be there Wednesday 9.30-3.30pm, Thursday 9.00-6.00pm, Friday 9.00-8.00pm and Saturday 9.00-4.00pm. Actually, we’ll be there a lot longer than that, but they are the opening times to the public. We have put together a wonderful prize pack – a mini-coffin full of goodies – so stop by and say hello! Also, of course, we will have our coffin there on display as well so make sure you take to opportunity to jump in and try it out.

That’s it for this week, we’ll be back next week to tell you how we went at the show amongst other things…

Bec and Edwin x

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