JCIP #226 – Laura Dodsworth


In episode 226 of The Just Checking In Podcast we checked in with Laura Dodsworth.

Laura is a author, journalist and photographer.

We came across Laura through her latest book, ‘Free Your Mind: The New World of Manipulation and How to Resist it’, which she co-authored with Patrick Fagan.

She is also the author of several other books including ‘A State of Fear: how the UK government weaponised fear during the Covid-19 pandemic’, ‘Bare Reality: 100 women, their breasts, their stories’, ‘Manhood: The Bare Reality’ and ‘Womanhood: The Bare Reality’.

In this episode we discuss Free Your Mind through a mental health lens, Laura’s wider journey in broadcasting, media commentary and photography, as well as a very ahead of its time Channel 4 documentary called 100 Vaginas!

For Laura’s mental health we discuss how the concept of trauma has informed all of her work as a professional, her father’s struggle with addiction and what affect her parents divorce had on her.

We finish by discussing the mental health impact of the menopause on Laura and the taboo about it in the wider mental health conversation.

As always, #itsokaytovent

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