Zenith Virago was born in England to a very ordinary working class family, who allowed her to be a feisty, curious girl, she was lucky they, nor anyone damaged her in any way. She grew up whole and intact. She married her childhood love, and they had two sons. After 7 years of an easy and respectful marriage, she left everything and everyone and set out to travel an inner and outer journey in the world.
Now at age 62 and having lived in Byron Bay, Australia for the past 35 years, she celebrates being a feminist, a lesbian, a mother, a grandmother, and an elder. As an elder in her community and profession, she is known as the Death Walker and works with people who are dying, are dead, and with the families coming to terms with those experiences. Through her own and so many others’ courage, she has learned and shared so much in this life. She doesn’t sweat the small stuff and appreciates all of what life has to offer including both its gifts and challenges. Death has polished her and her life into something more beautiful than she ever had thought possible. She is walking the Camino for women’s empowerment and for those who died and for those to come.