Having An IBS Attack In Public - Juno Dawson

My guest this week is Juno Dawson. Juno is a bestselling novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and a columnist for Attitude Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, The Pool, Dazed and the Guardian. She has also contributed to news items on BBC Women’s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, This Morning and Newsnight. She is presently adapting her 2019 novel, MEAT MARKET for television. Juno grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who. She later turned her talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten, before writing a weekly serial in a Brighton newspaper. Juno writes full time and lives in Brighton. She is a part of the queer cabaret collective known as CLUB SILENCIO. In 2014 Juno became a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL.


I loved this conversation with Juno, I'd like to have chatted with her all day. I'm so grateful she is talking about this fear because it's not spoken about enough.


We discuss how Juno became free to be who she is today, education, seeing a future for herself and how the "constant toothache" has gone. We talk about trolls, lockdown marriages, using your voice, living with a life limiting condition, anxiety and IBS, getting over embarrassment, the "imagined monster" and finding a version of your life you're happier with.


** This episode was recorded remotely due to Covid-19 **


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