In the ninety-fifth episode of The Just Checking In Podcast, we checked in with Naama Kates.
Naama is a film-maker, writer, musician and the Founder of The Incel Project.
The Incel Project is a podcast takes a deep dive into the involuntary celibate community.
We talk about Naama’s writing journey, the challenges she faced as an actor and why she chose to cover a topic like incels and incel culture.
We also discuss the struggles she faced fitting in at school as a child and teenager, loneliness, self-worth and the impact that losing her mother to suicide had on her aged 17.
The taboo around suicide death is still incredibly high and we explore how that taboo manifested in her family, the lack of mental health support Naama had after her mother died and how its shaped her into the woman she is today.
As always, #itsokaytovent
Listen to The Incel Project here.
Follow The Incel Project on social media below:
- ‘What the media gets wrong about incels’ – UnHerd
- ‘Online dating trends: Men outnumber women on Tinder by 9 to 1 ( while Grinder wins for age diversity)’ – Net Imperative
- ‘It’s Not You, it’s TINDER. Let’s talk sexonomics…’ – Laci Green (1:02)
TRIGGER WARNING: this podcast contains a deep discussion about grief, loss and the suicide of a loved one, which some listeners may find distressing or upsetting, so please listen with caution.