Arts & Culture, Performing Arts

BASTARDOGRAPHY: A Queer, Creative, Mental Health Odyssey

Sat 24 Jun
Arts & Culture, Performing Arts

BASTARDOGRAPHY: A Queer, Creative, Mental Health Odyssey

Sat 24 Jun
The NO.1 Bestselling LGBT Memoir on Amazon UK is brought to life by its writer Simon Jay.
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The NO.1 Bestselling LGBT Memoir on Amazon UK is brought to life by its writer Simon Jay (Trumpageddon, Jennifer’s Robot Arm). Attitudes toward sexuality and mental health have changed radically in the last 25 years, from casual prejudice and ignorance toward social acceptance and understanding. Simon knew he was gay from an early age, finding himself effete and fabulous in equal measure, but this didn’t go down too well on a rough council estate in South London. Added to which he also displayed the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder, a severe mental illness that affects 1% of the population. His adolescence was met with bullying at school, threats on his life, and medication and psychiatric intervention. He details his breakdowns and recoveries with frank honesty and unsentimental detail, talking with humour and warmth about coming out, going on the scene and coming to terms with having a serious mental illness.

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The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, London, SW12 9HD, United Kingdom