It Is Complicated


Lockdown easing is complicated

Season 1, Ep. 42

Lockdown easing is complicated - what is this normal we will return to?


One of us has had a second vaccine and can stop shielding - and now we can think about what this means for us and how this is impacting on our mental health. 


It is more complicated than you’d first think - when we talk about “returning to normal” what does that mean when “normal” wasn’t a good place for us? What social inequalities are highlighted in this conversation - who are we ignoring in our “return to normal” conversation? 


How can we tackle the capitalist hegemony? What superpowers do we have as queers that make us special, that make us able to see the world differently and able to challenge the “normal”. 


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