In Episode 2 of She Do, we chat with morgue photographer, Sierra Onickle about her delightfully chilling job while reminiscing about college and our favorite networking hacks.

Show Notes

  • (46m41s)  check out Sierra’s photo instagram @SierraRosePhotos
  • (45m25s)  No Stone Unturned by Steve Jackson. 2003.
  • (43m46s)  Sexy pheromone spray.
  • (41m21s)  Musty vibes and stank personality deodorant.
  • (39m36s)  Networking in college and beyond.
  • (38m41s)  I want to be Miranda Priestly!
  • (35m24s)  College hacks!
  • (31m17s)  We talk going back for masters degrees and reminiscing about our school days.
  • (29m17s)  Douglass Houghton and UP copper.
  • (29m0s)  Elmwood Cemetery tours.
  • (28m23s)  Exploring the Upper Peninsula. Copper Harbor, Michigan and the Quincy Mine tours.
  • (26m57s)  Northern Michigan University medicinal plant program.
  • (26m36s)  The first cold weather body farm in Michigan.
  • (25m16s)  Body farms???? The body farm in Tennessee
  • (24m18s)  What is your ultimate goal for your career?
  • (23m23s)  What is the hardest part of the job?
  • (21m20s)  The difference between morticians and autopsy technicians.
  • (20m30s)  Alternative green burial practices.
  • (17m55s)  Talking about desensitization.
  • (12m30s)  Fingernails myth debunked!
  • (9m50s)  NPR reported on two different exhibits of this nature. One called “Body Worlds” prides itself on ethically gained donors while “BODIES: The Exhibition” has been under fire for ill-gotten remains from non consenting donors. Further research on the specific exhibit at the Michigan Science Center (Detroit Science Center, at the time) in 2012 was titled “The Human Body Exhibition” possibly featuring specimens from a show called “Bodies Human: Anatomy in Motion” that has no further reporting on whether or not the human remains were legally obtained. It is unclear whether or not the Michigan Science Center featured a traveling cadaver exhibition that has been accused of unethical practices.
  • (7m30s)  Mutter Museum--American Museum of medical history in Philadelphia, PA
  • (7m13s)  Sierra and Natalie both had the same biology teacher when they went to Ferndale High School.
  • (6m15s)  The most interesting aspects of the job.
  • (4m50s)  It’s not like how you see it on TV.
  • (3m25s)  College For Creative Studies
  • (3m3s)  How did this job come about for Sierra?
  • (2m53s)  What’s worse? Dead people blood or period blood?
  • (2m15s)  If you are squeamish, perhaps do not venture forward from here onward.
  • (0m44s)  Sierra Onickel, forensic photographer.

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