So we've gotten lots of requests for details about halloween and we totally meant to write an article but here's the thing: it takes tremendous effort to write an articulate, intelligent and well balanced article, especially about something so culturally ingrained that we just didn't have the time.
Here's the best we can do: below is a video of our talk last year at emanate on Halloween. It's the presentation notes, set to the audio and synced. If you want copies of the PDF of the slides you can download 'em and if you'd prefer to download the audio you can do that too. WARNING: our talk contains content that may trigger emotional responses from those who have experienced abuse in the past.
Updated 10/6/15 - added video and replaced audio with a cleaned up (removed uhhms and aaahhhs) version.