The Wake Up to Dying Project brings a creative new voice to the burgeoning movement to help people think and talk about dying. Founder Nina Thompson and her team collect real life stories about dying and loss, told by everyday people in their own words.
Brief audio recordings on the website – most around 3 minutes long – evoke enduring themes such as letting go, dying with dignity and saying goodbye. As such, the stories can be used as discussion prompts in family, community and educational settings.
Team members are using House Party Mash-Ups as venues to build up their library of stories that will fuel a touring interactive exhibit. Their vision is that people in towns across the county will visit the traveling exhibit, listen to stories, be inspired to record their own and then connect with local resources committed to normalizing end of life as a part of life.