Mpox (Monkeypox) stories and resources without shame or stigma - It's what I wish I'd had
Mpox (Monkeypox). That’s what we’re here to talk about. Many people have got it or had it at this point. I’m one of them. And it was not fun.
When I was home alone with Mpox in all kinds of pain, feeling scared and alone I had very little information. So I went online to find help.
And guess what? There wasn’t much official advice.
But I did start talking to all kinds of people: experts, people who’ve had the virus, and to those who see this outbreak as part of a much bigger picture.
Mpox has spread worldwide - and for many of us queer people, the response has felt bit too familiar. You see history rarely repeats - but it often rhymes.
Tune in to steal our insight on this virus, what it means for our community and how we should handle it. Together, let's work out just What The Pox? is going on?
Listen to understand:
- What we know about the virus, and how it spreads
- Why we feel shame and stigma about catching it
- What the parallels are with the HIV outbreak in the 80s
- Why this sits in a bigger picture with conversations about queer sex and health inequalities
- And crucially, we answer: What can we do next?
"I felt so alone"
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Hosted by award-winning podcaster and comedian Martin Joseph.
What The Pox? is a QueerAF production.