Jennifer Mathews, MA, is a spiritual cheerleader, writer, and facilitator of conversations relating to death, grief, joy, and emotional wellbeing. After her beloved died in 2011, Jen became passionate about sharing life-affirming perspectives on loss through her writing, workshops, and presentations. She is a founding member and active organizer of the Ashland Death Cafe and the Living/Dying Alliance of Southern Oregon. As part of the Community Outreach and Education team of the award-winning film Death Makes Life Possible, Jen has facilitated conversations on death, dying, and the afterlife in the US, the UK and Ireland. Her TEDx Talk “Death is Inevitable – Grief is Not” was released in October 2019. In this personal and unconventional talk, Jen invites us to break free from the limitations and language of a “grieving process” and change the way we think about and respond to the death of those we love. For more info, please visit JenniferMathews.com.