Chouchou, or Why We Had My Brother-In-Law Cremated

Sometimes, the best way to honor someone is to go against tradition.

Marquisele Mercedes
7 min readFeb 28, 2021

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If you’re poor and you die in the Dominican Republic, your body is typically displayed in your house for one day. People come to view you as you decompose in the humid heat until you absolutely must be buried. They pray over you and with your family, often for…

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