Re-released in an effort to give visibility to Tina and her project, with a public apology from me…Here you go Tina!

Tina Fiveash

Tina is a photo artist who had a significant fear of death. A $2 book on the clearance rack changed her life. She no longer fears death, and has taken on a Ph.D project to let others talk about their beliefs about death and what happens when we die.

She shares these stories (and her brilliant portrait photography) on her website 

The Death Letter Project

She is a pioneer. She wants to decrease the fear people have around death. Breaking down barriers about end of life conversations. What is death? What happens when we die? Because of her experience reading/talking with others about near death experiences, she has changed her beliefs. 

We need more pioneers in this area. Death is a normal part of the circle of life. We should be able to talk about death as easily as we talk about birth, weddings, graduations…any other normal life process.

If we can have these conversations, we can diminish our cultural fear of death, and encourage more conversation about what individuals really want (or don’t want) when faced with a life limiting illness.

It’s all about quality, whatever that means to an individual, and our job as family members/friends/advocates is to uphold the wishes of those we love. Death is an amazing teacher.

You can connect with the Death Letter Project on the website, or the Facebook Page:


Or Instagram


You can find Tina’s photography work here:

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