September 14, 2023 by
Lucy Gardner Carson
Francesca Arnoldy, the founding lead instructor of the University of Vermont’s End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate program
(SEPTEMBER 14, 2023) Francesca Arnoldy, the founding lead instructor of the University of Vermont’s End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate program, was quoted in an excerpt from Breaking Free: The Lie of Equality and the Feminist Fight for Freedom, by Marcie Bianco, in Dame magazine.
Conversations about death can be uncomfortable, because they force us to confront our mortality and consider the meaning of life. “The intensity of it, the mystery, all of the unknowns,” Arnoldy told the New York Times. “You have to relinquish your sense of control and agenda and ride it out.”
Yet, it is only by having conversations about death and building a culture of death that we can begin to imagine ways to provide and practice the care people need to die with dignity and help their loved ones live through and after their deaths.
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