Happy new year: Existential summit

Happy new year: Existential summit

Happy new year to all who follow my blog.

I’ve mostly been immersed in the final writing stages of my new Icon graphic guide on mental health – as well as attending to my own with a lot of much-needed rest – but last year I was also interviewed for the Global Existential Summit.

Existential approaches are one of the main ones I draw on for the new book, which explores how it can be useful to understand – and work with – distress across existential, cultural, relational/developmental, and internal/embodied levels.

The interview covers how I integrate existential philosophy with Buddhist philosophy in my work, as well as the existential thinkers who I find most useful, and how existentialism relates with my main topics of gender, sexuality, relationships, and mental health.

Check out the conference line-up here.

Book to join here.

Meg-John (MJ) Barker (they/them) is a writer, zine-maker, collaborator, contemplative practitioner, and friend. They are the author of a number of zines and popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including graphic guides to Queer, Gender, and Sexuality (with Jules Scheele), and How To Understand Your Gender, Sexuality and Relationships (with Alex Iantaffi).