SXSW 2024

Alix in FuneralLand: Overcoming Impossible Deathcare Things


Inspired by the nonsensical world of Alice in Wonderland, we identify “impossible” challenges experienced with deathcare, suggesting ways to overcome them, individually and collectively. Included: The Rabbit Hole (pressure for getting it right and doing enough), The White Rabbit (white western world social expectations for death and funerals), The Cheshire Cat (grief which comes and goes forcefully, without warning), The Queen of Hearts (marginalization of experiences from personal and professional structures), and a sequel, The Jabberwocky (a fearsome life that remains).

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  1. Attendee will be able to understand and identify common challenges in deathcare for survivors.
  2. Attendee will be able to apply suggestions and solutions for more supportive after-death care for themselves and those they care about
  3. Attendee will examine their own personal beliefs and attitudes towards death and dying.



Bonnie Bizzell, Owner & Guide, BOANN

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Culture
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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