Nearly every time I give an interview about my current role as a pathology museum curator, or my previous work as an Anatomical Pathology Technologist, I’m invariably asked the following questions:
- What’s it like to be a woman in the death industry?
- Why do you think there’s a trend in women joining the profession recently – it’s a bit unusual isn’t it?
I can’t answer the first question because I’ve never been able to do-over my career as a man: I’m not really sure if my gender has affected my job because I have nothing to compare it to. I was pretty successful at it, and it’s not as though my boobs frequently got in the way when I tried to manoeuvre a cadaver. The second question illustrates a general lack of knowledge surrounding death professions and their history, but that’s absolutely OK because that’s what I’m here for and I’m happy to talk on the topic for anyone who’ll listen! Read on to find out why Death and Maidens are perfect bedfellows.
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