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Ladyguides

Etiquette: Funerals

This week we’re going to discuss funeral etiquette. Because I’m apparently feeling morbid this month.

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Ladyguides

Ladyguide: How to Attend a Funeral

Everybody dies, and at some point in your life, you will be called upon to attend a funeral, and often the funeral will belong to a faith tradition with which you are not familiar. So before you go crazy remembering whether you should send flowers or take communion, read on for tips on how to […]

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Humor

Songs for a Funeral

When my grandpa died a couple years ago, everyone came back to my hometown to cry a lot, drink too many fermented beverages and eat ham and Jell-o salad with carrots in it.

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Feminism

Funerals and Feminism

This is a short, personal article which poses a question: Are there important areas which cannot be touched by directly touched by feminism? It also tries to briefly discuss issues raised by a recent article in the Washington Blade relating to transgender issues. Be informed of a discussion-of-suicide trigger warning for the rest of this […]

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Humor

Laughing When You Don’t Wanna

Evening, loves. This was slotted to be my humorous contribution for today, but the trouble is, it’s been kind of a crap week for me and I’m not feeling very funny. Add to this the fact that I’m not terribly amusing on a good day, and things are looking pretty bleak.

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Ladyguides

How to Plan a Funeral

We at Persephone believe in telling the truth, even about the most uncomfortable topics.  The truth is, most of us will have to plan a funeral at least once in our lives.   Making the kinds of decisions that need to be made after someone dies would be hard in the best of circumstances; tackling them […]