Jamie Windust reads from and talks to Hedley Emmens about their book - In Their Shoes: navigating non-binary life.
Jamie is a multi-award-winning editor, writer, public speaker and model, specialising in discussing accessibility within the creative industries. They also regularly write for publications such as Gay Times, The Independent, Metro UK and others, discussing trans lived experiences and topical issues surrounding the LGBTQIA+ community.
Their modelling and consultancy work allows them to delve deeper into the fashion industry, and analyse the ways in which it can become more trans diverse, and create a broader landscape of LGBTQIA+ people within this sector. This has involved working with brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, GUCCI, Ugg, Dove, LUSH, ASOS and many others.
This is Jamie's debut book, and at just 23 they are setting their sights high on ensuring that trans identities in this country, and across the world are listened to, cared for, and respected.
About the book:
"There is no one way to be non-binary, and that's truthfully one of the best things about it. It's an identity that is yours to shape."
Combining light-hearted anecdotes with their own hard-won wisdom, Jamie Windust explores everything from fashion, dating, relationships and family, through to mental health, work and future key debates. From trying on clothes in secret to iconic looks, first dates to polyamorous liaisons, passports to pronouns, Jamie shows you how to navigate the world and your evolving identity in every type of situation.
Frank, funny, and brilliantly feisty, this must-read book is a call to arms for non-binary self-acceptance, self-appreciation and self-celebration.