book Megan as your speaker
Megan Devine will revolutionize the way your audience thinks about grief, relationships, and communication – all while keeping them interested and engaged.*
*even though she’s talking about things most people like to avoid.
- Some Things Cannot Be Fixed: Why Acknowledgment is the Best Medicine We Have
- The Ethics of Small Town Grief: When Everyone Knows Everything
- It’s Not Just Grief: Why Talking About Loss Matters
- Say This, Not That: How to Help Someone You Love
- Death, Grief, and Social Justice: Responding to Violent Deaths
- On Grief and Writing: How Telling the Truth Heals
Megan Devine is on a mission to help people love each other better.
A Pacific Northwest author, speaker, and grief consultant, she is the founder of Refuge In Grief, a hub of grief education and outreach, where she leads people through some of the most devastating times of their lives. Together with her team, she facilitates a growing catalog of courses, events, and trainings to help grieving people, and those who wish to support them, learn the skills they need to carry pain that cannot be fixed. Her real gift is in bringing much-needed conversation about grief into places you might not think to look.
Megan is the author of the new book, It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief & Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand. She has been featured widely in the media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Well & Good, National Public Radio, Spirituality & Health, Bustle Magazine, Harvard Business Review, and Modern Loss. She’s a sought after expert when grief erupts in the public sphere.
Her “how to help a grieving friend” animation has been viewed more than 20 million times by viewers all around the world – demonstrating that when we talk about grief in the right ways, everyone wants in on the conversation.
Megan was very thorough in making sure she was prepared for her Death Salon Seattle talk, and her preparation showed: she knocked it out of the park. The moving delivery of her personal story, plus her issuing a challenge to our community to do better around grief, led many Death Salon attendees to cite Megan’s talk as a highlight of our programming.
I’ve been metabolizing your talk ALL weekend. So many moving moments linked with reminders of how to show up for this work of companioning others in grief, both large scale, foundational ones and very tangible tiny ones. My friend and I were equally struck by your ability to launch off on an idea and still find a way to make it circle back around to the initial question. It was a mental rollercoaster – the good kind.
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Please note: while Megan does donate her time several times per year to other like-minded organizations, we are unable to consider requests for gratis talks at this time.