Singing at her grandmother's funeral inspired Penelope Shipley to start a business and do the same for other people's families. “The idea has always been to help people," she says.
Women have long been leaders in the death industry, but in recent years they have also pushed the industry to look to alternative burial practices.
'A Mortician's Tale' is a game that lets you go behind the curtain of funerals.
Founded by architect Katrina Spade, the Urban Death Project aims to make the way we dispose of dead bodies more economical, environmental, and emotionally in-touch. At a project fundraiser in Seattle this weekend, it seemed like she just might succeed.