The You Do You Show #28 Venus Libido: on Michael Jackson, TLC and mental health
Helloooo, come on in, take off your shoes and settle down for another episode of The You Do You Show, a weekly interview podcast in which I chat with a guest I admire about the ways in which pop culture has influenced who they are and what they do.
My guest this week is illustrator and mental health advocate Venus Libido. Her art reflects life in 2019 – messy and complicated, a constant balancing act between self-love and self-doubt. Though her pieces are often tongue-in-cheek, lots of them shine a light on issues of mental health. It’s something we talk a lot about throughout the episode, as well as its intersection with the act of creating work, social media and, of course, pop culture from the music of Michael Jackson (featuring a discussion of the recent HBO/Channel 4 documentary Leaving Neverland) to It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. First though, I asked Venus to tell me a little bit about how she started out as an illustrator.
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