On Friday, December 3rd we were delighted to host a live conversation with You're Going To Die founder and CEO Ned Buskirk.

Ned joined us online for a meaningful conversation about grief, death, hospice care, creativity, and more with studio BE Senior Facilitator Sarah Jane Shangraw.

In case you missed it, you can watch the whole conversation here:

Ned Buskirk is the Founder and CEO of You’re Going to Die [YG2D] – a 501(c)3 nonprofit bringing diverse communities creatively into the conversation of death and dying, inspiring life by unabashedly sourcing our shared mortality.

He believes that our community deserves ongoing and consistent opportunities to creatively and vulnerably show up for one another, to gather and grieve, to suffer the losses we’ve endured or stand to lose eventually, to be with one another in the so often unspoken truth that we ALL share: We are ALL going to die. To face the hardest parts of being mortal, we need to come together, supporting and inspiring one another to heal, grow and claim our own uniquely individual creative aliveness.

YG2D has a hospice program sending musicians to patients' bedsides, monthly sell-out live events and workshops facilitating creatively conscious mortality space for community, enlivening open mics for men inside the prison system, cancer patient workshops at UCSF for healing through creative writing, a free creatively conscious mortality podcast, and an organizational branch offering safe space for Black and Indigenous community, reparation-funded by non-Black/non-Indigenous contributions.

Learn more on Ned’s website and follow YG2D on IG, FB, and Twitter.

Thanks so much for joining us, Ned! We were so inspired by you and your work.

Feature artwork by Becky Redman via YG2D