In a day where there is so much online content, how do you find what speaks to you? I remember hearing Jerico's voice on the Girlboss podcast and being intrigued by this first gen Aussie. With her personal podcast SelfService, and in her writings, she covers topics that deal with pop culture, feminism, social justice, and Queer culture. All things that could always use more voices of diversity and opinion.
Jerico Mandybur is the editorial director of Girlboss, podcaster with her channel Self Service, and weekly guest on Girlboss Radio . Previously, she held positions at Mashable, Oyster Magazine, MTV and ASOS. Her writing has held the pages of The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, V Magazine. In addition to popular culture interest, she is also passionate about healing, spirituality, trauma survival though self care, and practices the Tarot. Needless to say, Jerico is a witch with a passionate message. I am happy to see a woman like this in media and excited to see what else comes from her world.
Who are you?
I’m Jerico Mandybur and I’m a writer, podcaster and the editorial director of Girlboss. I believe myself to be the sensitive daughter of a strong Egyptian woman, a sister, a friend, a Queer tarot reader and a survivor.
Why do you make your work?
I have a lot of thoughts and it’s easier to figure them out if I write them down.
What do you believe in?
Everything! That our reality is subject to our intention and perspective. That life is a cosmic joke, so why not believe you’re magic and see what happens?
Name one thing you say yes to?
Seeing a(ny) movie.
And one thing you say no to?
Strangers who say “I’m a hugger.”
What change would you like to see?
The jubilant overthrow of all oppressive forces and ideas.
Name one thing that makes you happy?
How would you describe your personal routine?
I have a bath every night (if I can help it), put oil on my face, light a candle, read tarot cards, and meditate or read.
What does self care mean to you?
Learning to love and care for myself as much as I love and care for other people. Making a conscious effort to look after my basic needs, so I can be as mentally/physically/spirituall
What did you want to be as a child?
An archeologist and a hairdresser.
Can you remember one solid piece of advice you've gotten for the growth of your business?
It’s not about you!
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
Who is one someone in culture that you feel is making positive and inspiring change ?
Roxane Gay. Amy McQuire. Yassmin Abdel-Magied.