Meg-John Barker

Welcome to my website.

Who am I?

I’m a queer therapeutic writer who supports folk in my communities around their creativity. I’m the author of Rewriting the Rules and a number of other books about sex, gender, and mental health, as well as Queer: A Graphic History and many other comic books and zines

What do I do?

Primarily I write, mostly booksarticles, blog posts, and zines which explain academic, therapeutic, activist, and spiritual ideas simply. I enjoy mixing non-fiction together with fiction, memoir, and comics. In the past I’ve written academic pieces as well as books and resources for practitioners about Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD), mindfulness, and other topics. If you want to buy my books here’s my independent bookshop page and queer lit page

I also support folk in my communities around their creative projects via: mentorship, engaging in events, consultancy about my areas of expertise, and facilitating groups about cultivating self/collective care and understanding through creativity.

If you’d like to support this work, please sign up to my Patreon.

What can I find here?

On this website you’ll find my blog, details of my writings, and various free resources, videos, and zines. Here you can also find lists of my work around plurality, consent, and trauma.

Contact me…

If your query relates to my books then please contact my publishers in the first instance: Icon Books, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, or Routledge.

Otherwise you can contact me directly by email on meg.john.barker@gmail.com with clear details of what you are looking for, what payment you are offering, and any deadlines, so that I can make an informed decision. Please be mindful that I can’t always respond, and that I don’t always check direct messages on social media. Don’t contact me via messenger apps, phone, or text unless you’re a close friend.

Before you contact me, please check out my post on treating writers consensually, so you know what I will and won’t respond to.

Other support…

I’m no longer practising as a therapist and I can’t offer to support individuals who contact me in crisis or wanting help with personal problems.

If you want a therapist check out London GSRD Practice and Pink Therapy for private therapists, and London Friend, the LGBT foundation, and Metro for low cost therapy.

If you’re in crisis, the following are links to people who can help you: