53 minutes | Dec 23rd 2020

You Are Wanted: MJ @margejacobsen

In this interview MJ and I explore so many topics including body shame, living with mental illness, showing up with compassion and softness for oneself, parenting, polyamory, examining proximity to whiteness and finally, the experience of being found by their biological family. Watch the journey unfold @margejacobsen

Margaret Jacobsen (they/them) is a writer, photographer, and copyeditor in Portland, OR. As a volunteer coordinator for nonprofit Free Geek, Margaret’s interest in tech accessibility combines with their care for underserved communities. At Portland PR Agency, EARLY, they work as a writer and copyeditor helping sustainability, health and wellness, and lifestyle businesses strategize and advocate for their place in a shifting world. Their writing on Blackness was once praised on social media by Beyoncé, and IRL when Beyoncé sent them flowers. Margaret’s writing on life while Black, queer, non-monogamous, and a parent have appeared at Romper and Medium.


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Tuesday January 5th, 2021 


LITQB Podcast: This is a podcast about the barriers to embodiment and how our collective body stories can bring us back to ourselves. This is a podcast for people who identify as queer or for people who might think of their relationship between their body and confining social narratives as queer. This can feel like an isolating experience.  Our wounded bodies need spaces to talk about struggles with nourishment/disordered eating, body image issues, dysphoria, racism, heterosexism, transphobia, xenophobia, substance use/abuse, chronic pain/disability, body changes in parenthood, intergenerational trauma, the medical/wellness/therapy industrial complex and its lack of inclusion of queer bodies and much more. Hopefully this podcast can illustrate the connections, and resonant pain points, that we have with one another.  Livinginthisqueerbody.com  @livinginthisqueerbody

The Host:  Asher Pandjiris is a Psychotherapist/ Podcaster/ Group Facilitator SUPPORT https://www.patreon.com/livinginthisqueerbody

Sound Editing: Barry Orvin www.talkbox.studio

Music: Ethan Philbrick and Helen Messineo-Pandjiris

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