It always makes me so happy to see queer people tell their stories unapologetically, because it breaks the stigma that being queer is something to be ashamed of. Jamie's book is thought-provoking, funny, poignant and endlessly queer, and I'm here for it.
In Their Shoes doesn't tiptoe over fairy dust with a dainty ballet slipper. Jamie's heels clatter over tiled floors - loud enough to know they're coming and loud enough to know they mean business.
In Their Shoes by Jamie Windust is a magical, beautiful, heartbreaking and often hilarious memoir that should be CRUCIAL READING for everyone living in our world today. Jamie is an extraordinary voice and person and their book is one of the best I've read in a very, very long time. Not only does Jamie powerfully address the challenges faced by trans people who are just trying to live, they also delicately map their life in an artful and revolutionary way. For Jamie, the personal is political and the political is personal and this book is as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming. If you do one thing this month - read this book!
This is a much-needed book about a much-misunderstood topic. Told with humour and humanity, Jamie is a pioneer.
A vibrant and illuminating read from a truly exciting mind - In Their Shoes is a love letter to our non-binary siblings.
A frank and delightful read bringing together the real complexity, but also silliness and joy, of non-binary life.