14 Oct 2017

Sarah Krasnostein - The Trauma Cleaner

From Saturday Morning, 11:06 am on 14 October 2017

On the back of Australian Sandra Pankhurst's business card, she describes herself as offering a number of services, including "Hoarding and Pet Hoarding Clean up; Squalor/Trashed Properties; Methamphetamine Lab Clean Up; Cell Cleaning; Homicide, Suicide, and Death Scenes". Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was a husband and father, a sex reassignment patient and then a trophy wife. Now her aim in life is to offer order and care to the living and the dead. Sarah Krasnostein's book The Trauma Cleaner: One woman's extraordinary life in death, decay & disaster, tells Sandra Pankhurst's story.