Wed, 22 Mar 2023, 18:30 - 21:00 (GMT)
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Rd, London, E8 4AA
Join Sophie K. Rosa and Shon Faye for their discussion of 'Radical Intimacy'.
In a world where money rules, what does it mean to have good relationships?
Radical Intimacy explores how the capitalist system shapes our intimate lives, and what we can do about it. Through the topics of self-care, romance and sex, family, home, death and friendship, the book looks at the histories and modern realities of these forms of intimacy, and considers what it might mean for things to be otherwise.
From political sex scandals to climate justice, from Britney Spears to communes, from Black Lives Matter to alternatives to the nuclear family, Sophie K. Rosa interrogates common sense ideas about ‘the good life’. What might our desires look like in a better world? And how can care, connection and community support our struggles for liberation?
Sophie K Rosa is a writer and freelance journalist. She has written for many publications including Novara Media, the Independent, the Guardian, Buzzfeed, VICE, Al Jazeera, Aeon and CNN.
Shon Faye is the author of The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice. After training as a lawyer, she left the law to pursue writing and campaigning, working in the charity sector with Amnesty International and Stonewall. She was an editor-at-large at Dazed, and her writing has been published by the Guardian, the Independent and Vice, among others. Faye recently launched an acclaimed podcast series, Call Me Mother, interviewing trailblazing LGBTQ elders.