Hell Yeah Self-Care Podcast

This week me and Alex Iantaffi went on Justin Hancock‘s Culture, Sex, Relationships podcast to talk about our new book Hell Yeah Self-Care.

It was so good to be back on the rebranded Meg-John and Justin podcast which Justin is now taking forward with some great new formats including sex jams (where he discusses sex in pop music with historian Eleanor Janega), advice episodes, reviews of relevant media, and interviews with various sex and relationship experts.

You can find the epsiode with me and Alex here (free feed) and here (extended Patreon episode). Our chat included why self-care is such a problematic concept and why we named our book for it anyway, what it means to take a trauma-informed perspective and why that’s important, why collective care is so vital under capitalism, and who even is this self that we’re trying to care for.

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).