We are very excited to announce our first keynote speaker for the Graphic Medicine conference:
Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History (with Julia Scheele), How To Understand Your Gender (with Alex Iantaffi), Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To) (with Justin Hancock), Rewriting the Rules, The Psychology of Sex, and The Secrets of Enduring Love (with Jacqui Gabb). They have also written numerous books, articles, chapters, and reports for scholars and counsellors, drawing on their own research and therapeutic practice. In particular they have focused their academic-activist work on the topics of bisexuality, open non-monogamy, sadomasochism, non-binary gender, and Buddhist mindfulness. Barker was an academic psychologist and therapist for many years before focusing on writing full time. They co-founded the journal Psychology & Sexuality and the activist-research organisation BiUK, through which they published The Bisexuality Report. They have advised many organisations, therapeutic bodies, and governmental departments on matters relating to gender, sexual, and relationship diversity (GSRD). They are also involved in facilitating many public events on sexuality and relationships, including Sense about Sex andCritical Sexology. Nowadays they work as a full time writer and also a one-to-one writing mentor with clients. They offer talks and training on GSRD, self-care, writing, and other topics. They blog and podcast about all these topics on rewriting-the-rules.com and megjohnandjustin.com. Twitter: @megjohnbarker.
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