Conversations about Second Adolescence the messy, exhilarating, awkward, healing-filled queer adulthood that comes after growing through first adolescence in an anti-queer world. Hosted by Adam James Cohen, a licensed psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA, and a fellow human who went through his Adolescence. Each episode features a new queer person sharing their experience growing up,..
This week’s guest is Aubri ('Data') Drake (they/them). They are a long-distance backpacker, hiker, and ultramarathon runner who is helping those spaces become more inclusive. On this episode, Aubri shares with us about how their Second Adolescence took place on trail, thru-hiking the 2189 miles of the Appalachian Trail over 4 years, and how engaging in movement within nature became the container for a powerful process of finding integration between their body and deeper parts of self. I feel SO grateful to how Aubri is taking up space in the world and feel so grateful I got to be in conversati ..read more
This week's guest is writer Lamya H. (she/they). Lamya is the author of the recent debut memoir, Hijab Butch Blues (The Dial Press, Penguin Random House). I cannot recommend this book enough, it was such beautiful and powerful book, and I was so excited to talk with Lamya all about it! On this episode, Lamya shares about the process of writing the memoir, both structurally how they decided to put it together and emotionally what it was like for them to tell the story of their younger selves. Lamya also shares about her resonance with the experience of Second Adolescence, and what this has look ..read more
This week’s guest is sex educator and sex science communicator, Eva Bloom (they/she). In this conversation, Eva shares about the journey that led them to the work they do in the world now. Along the way, Eva lets us into their own personal journey. They share with us about being a queer person who didn’t have conscious awareness of their queerness until after adolescence. As with others with a similar story, Eva recounts lots of those hindsight’s 20/20 examples where they could see their queerness budding and expressing itself before they were really aware it was doing so. They go on to ..read more