Rachelle Bensoussan is the co-founder and managing director of Being Here, Human. She holds a master’s degree in Thanatology, is a certified Thanatologist with the Association of Death Education and Counseling, and has spent the last twelve years building community-based bereavement programs for hospices across Southern Ontario. Rachelle is a former faculty member of McMaster University and was a longitudinal facilitator at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. She is also a part-time faculty member at Western University (King’s College) in the department of Thanatology. Rachelle is a queer-identified woman of North-African & Middle Eastern descent and is a fierce believer that grief is our birthright.