I Loved My Death Cafe

The Experience of One Elder Woman

It Became a Cold Night in Winter. TDHawkes Digital Archives circa 2013.

I had never been to a Death Cafe before! My first Death Cafe event was at least half female, and at a Unitarian Universalist church. We sat at tables, except for me on Zoom. I was moved around. It was fun.

We each revealed parts of our feelings and thoughts about death and what we wanted for ourselves and our survivors — because many of us are…



Teresa D Hawkes, Ph.D.
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