Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

This Saturday’s topic is: Dying Independently In our conversations this year it has come up often: how do we die independently? Single. Solo. No descendants. No living parents. No partners. So much of the business of dying involves “next of kin.” But of course many of us live independent lives without ties of offspring or [...]

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

This week we have a special facilitator, Liana Mensh, an art director here in DC. Do YOU have “aspirational” art and craft supplies that haunt and taunt you? Us, too. So, we’re inviting you to grab those unused marker sets, glitter pens, glue guns and watercolors and bring them down. Not to make great art, though. We’re going to make some bad art and have good fun doing it. Then trade them!

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Our special drop in guest will be Laura Gabisch, who teaches yoga classes at Congressional Cemetery. Gabisch, who intrigued us all with a mention of Shavasana, or Corpse Pose, as she was heading over to lead a yoga class. Join us for a bit of "chair yoga" and a chat about yoga and death.

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Our special drop in guest will be Cianna Stewart, the host of the Dying Kindness podcast. Okay, so this week is special. Your death doula in residence is an ardent fan of the Dying Kindness podcast, and having Cianna visit our amazing cemetery and meeting our Death Doula Day community is a dream come true.

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Our special drop in guest will be Nadine Seiler, the “accidental curator of Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence. As always when we have a special guest for Q&A this is from 10:30am to 11:30am. You are welcome, of course, to arrive or leave any time during Death Doula Day office hours 10am until noon.

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Our special drop in guest will be Leigh Pickering, who is responsible for the living parts of our favorite cemetery grounds: the gardens, the grass, the trees, and of course the bugs and bioorganisms that populate and pollinate the grounds and beyond. As always when we have a special guest for Q&A this is from 10:30am to 11:30am. You are welcome, of course, to arrive or leave any time during Death Doula Day office hours 10am until noon.

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Our special drop in guest will be A.J. Orlikoff, Congressional Cemetery’s own Director of Public Engagement, for a Q&A on military death. As always when we have a special guest for Q&A this is from 10:30am to 11:30am. You are welcome, of course, to arrive or leave any time during Death Doula Day office hours 10am until noon.

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

This Saturday’s topic is “What is Loving End of Life Preparation?” Our special drop in guests will be Catherine, Death Project Manager; Gabby Jimenez, The Hospice Heart ; and Lisa Pahl of TheDeathDeck. As always when we have special guests for Q&A this is from 10:30am to 11:30am. You are welcome, of course, to arrive or leave any time during Death Doula Day office hours 10am until noon.

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

This Saturday’s topic is: Bodies above and below ground (special guest, Margaret Canilang) Our special drop in guest will be Margaret Canilang, HCC Director of Conservation. As always when we have a special guest for Q&A this is from 10:30am to 11:30am. You are welcome, of course, to arrive or leave any time during Death Doula Day office hours 10am until noon.

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Our special drop in guest will be our own Kitty Linton, HCC’s social media contributor and photographer. You are welcome, of course, to arrive or leave any time during Death Doula Day office hours 10am until noon. Kitty is a professional photographer originally from London, England and when she's not taking photos of the cemetery, she is documenting the living.