Life Isn’t Binary: An Interview with Meg-John Barker

Join us for a multi-faceted and life-affirming conversation with writer, writing mentor and independent scholar Meg-John Barker where we discuss their wide ranging thoughts on gender non-conformity, plurality, consent, ‘anti-self help,’ and participation in queer and other subcultures.

Topics we cover include:

  • What it means to write an “anti self-help book”
  • Plurality and trauma
  • The intersections of psychology, gender non-conformity, and relationship structures outside the mainstream
  • The crucial and complicated nature of consent
  • Navigating the contradictions of academia and DIY media production

About Meg-John Barker:

Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History, Gender: A Graphic Guide, How To Understand Your Gender, Life Isn’t Binary, Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To), Rewriting the Rules, and The Psychology of Sex. They have also written a number of books for scholars and counsellors on these topics, drawing on their own research and therapeutic practice.

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