Facts of Caitlin Doughty
|Full Name:||Caitlin Doughty|
|Age:||35 years 5 months|
|Birth Date:||August 19, 1984|
|Birth Place:||Oahu, Hawaii, US|
|Height / How tall :||6 feet 1 inches (1.85m)|
|Profession:||Mortician, Author, Youtuber|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries|
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''The most important thing I want the public to know is that the corpse is the family's legal quasi-property and that you have the power over what happens to that body. Don't let anyone, funeral home, hospital, coroner, etc., pressure you into making a quick decision you might regret. Take the time to do your research and understand your options. The dead person will still be dead in 24 hours
you have time to make the right decision for you.'' ''My dream funeral is one where the family is involved, washing and dressing the body and keeping it at home. When they've taken the time they need with the dead person, transporting the person to a natural burial cemetery and putting them straight into the ground, no heavy sealed casket or vault. Just food for worms.''
"I take my job and this whole movement incredibly seriously. I do [the videos] with a sense of humor, but it's my life, and it's really important to me that a positive death message gets across."
Relationship Statistics of Caitlin Doughty
|What is Caitlin Doughty marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Single|
|Is Caitlin Doughty having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Caitlin Doughty lesbian ?:||No|
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Caitlin Doughty’s relationship status is currently single.
Who is Caitlin Doughty?
Caitlin Doughty is an American mortician, author, blogger, and Youtube personality.
She is an advocate for death acceptance of loved ones and reform of western funeral practices.
She is also the creator of the web series ‘Ask a Mortician’ and founder of ‘The Order of the Good Death’.
Early life and Education of Caitlin Doughty
Caitlin Doughty was born on August 19, 1984, in Oahu, Hawaii.
At the age of 8, she witnessed the death of a child falling from a balcony at a shopping mall. She was quickly taken away from the scene but she was haunted by the fear of her own mortality and her family members for several years.
She completed her schooling at St. Andrew’s Priory School, a private Episcopal all-girls college-prep school in Honolulu, US. She then joined the University of Chicago and majored in medieval history, focusing on death and culture.
She even studied the European witch trials in the early modern period.
Career in the Death Industry
After her graduation, she moved to San Francisco and pursued her career in the interested field. After searching for employment for six months, She was hired then by the crematory of Pacific Interment.
On her first day, she had to shave the corpse. Her most works included picking up corpses from homes and hospitals in a van, preparing them for viewings, creating them, and delivering the cremains to the families, acquiring death certificates or obtaining the release of a body from the coroner.
Her boss and coworkers at Pacific Interment often tested her with very hands-on assignments.
Caitlin Doughty’s web series ‘Ask a Mortician’
In 20111, Doughty uploaded her series ‘Ask a Mortician’ on Youtube channel.
The series humorously explores morbid and sometimes taboo death topics such as decomposition and necrophilism. The series got her a lot of fanbase.
As of 2019, the youtube channel has 876K subscribers.
In September 2014, Doughty published her first book, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. The book is a combination of memoir, science, and manifesto in an entertaining way that would attract a wide range of readers to the unpleasant topics of death, decay, and corpse handling.
She published her second book in October 2017 titled From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death. The book is the chronicles of her travels to see first-hand death customs in Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, Bolivia, and, USA.
Doughty’s third book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death, answers 35 questions sourced from children. The book originated after Doughty’s observation that most adults she encountered had not received adequate death education.
The order of the good death
Caitlin Doughty is also the founder of ”The Order of the Good Death…” It is an inclusive community of funeral industry professionals, academics, as well as artists who advocate for teaching individuals to accept death.
It also has an official website that shares articles and information by prominent figures in the death industry to make individuals more informed about the topic of ‘death’.