Death literacy is something you do for yourself, and everyone you care about. It signals an acceptance of mortality and a recognition there's tremendous value in preparing to prepare, while you're busy doing this thing called life.

Death literacy asks one to consider their own end of life and then do something about it... long before the end. Like all forms of literacy, it’s an asset you acquire over time. So start anywhere. You'll be surprised at how you'll begin looking at life in a whole new light.

“Bevival is stunning and brim-full of materials and connections. I am impressed with all the innovative work you and your group have been doing at this frontier.”

Rita Charon, MD, Founder and Executive Director, Program in Narrative Medicine, Columbia University



Caren Martineau


Caren would love to chat with you about creating a death literate society. To book her for a panel, keynote or talk on death literacy, email


Having studied anthropology and global public health, Emma believes death literacy is an essential tool for an aging population. For content and media inquires, email

Emma Lockman



Devorah is an interdisciplinary teacher and healer. To arrange a death literacy workshop, or suggest an author for an upcoming Exit Interview email

Devorah Medwin

EOL Educator


Michael Hamilton

Podcast/Book Group

Michael is an avid reader and lover of good stories. To submit book recommendations, email