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Olivia Wilde writes about burying bodies in Haiti


Writing in the spring issue of Darling magazine, Wilde and her partner, Babs Burchfield, explore their experience, which led to the founding of their company, Conscious Commerce.

“We stood next to each other, cigarettes dangling from our mouths, rum burning our throats, hazmat suits covering everything but our sweaty faces, clutching a handful of rosaries each,” they write in one section.

“We were aware of the unlikelihood of the moment — two white American girls working to bag bodies in a morgue — but this was Haiti, and we had come to expect the darkly unexpected. We were among a group of local volunteers who made this gruesome journey weekly, giving a dignified burial to the city’s discarded poor. The cigarettes were to mask the retched smell, the rum to ease the shock.” via USA Today

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