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Jaimee Garbacik

Feverish lover of words, spraypaint, salt water, youth advocacy & the auditory spectrum. Author of Gender and Sexuality For Beginners, (June 2013).

Why have you come to see me?


I want to know more about you.

Oh, gee, I don’t know. Are you sure? I might make your head spin like a top.

My New Book

I want to know all about your book, Gender and Sexuality For Beginners.

Publishers Weekly calls G&SFB,“...an articulate tour through diverse histories, addressing both popular and obscure texts from across the world.“

G&SFB is now on curriculum at more than a dozen universities.

The Stranger says, “this is a book that could save a life.”

I have a whole other site for the book right here, with a book trailer, sample art, and more!

Gender & Sexuality For Beginners is on sale now. Buy directly from me for an exclusive signed copy! (If you let me know who the book is for in the “special instructions to the seller” field, I’ll even write them a personalized note.)



I would like you to come speak (or read) at my school-GSA-house party-community center-conference-bookstore.

That is not an impossible dream at all. I have been a guest lecturer at UW, Seattle University, Emerson College, and elsewhere, and have held readings/Q&As in music venues, libraries and bookstores across the country. Let’s talk more about that.

When are you coming to my home town/the nearest city?

That depends. What kind of dance parties do you have on tap? Here are my upcoming scheduled appearances:

  • February 27, 2014 - Seattle, WA – Book Signing at AWP Conference (Washington State Convention Center - Table Q28) - 1:30pm
  • March 1, 2014 - Seattle, WA – Book Signing at AWP Conference (Washington State Convention Center - Table Q28) - 10:30am
  • March 4, 2014 - Seattle, WA – Guest Lecture at University of Washington (Psych of Gender) - 10:30am

Jaimee Garbacik and Jeffrey Lewis’ G&SFB tour is over, but you can still catch Jaimee this spring at a bunch of exciting events! (A list of previous tour dates is archived here.)


I am a young queer person and I’m having a personal emergency, and I don’t have anyone else to talk to about it. I need help.

While I am absolutely blown away by your trust and faith in me, I’m not a licensed shrink or counselor. If you are in a crisis, please call The Trevor Project’s free hotline at 866 488 7386. Those peeps are great.

Editorial Services

You edit books too, right? I heard that somewhere...

Yup. My editorial business, Footnote Editorial, handles developmental editing, supplemental editing, consulting and even the occasional ghostwriting gig for authors, both established and brand-spanking-new.

Write To Me

I have a question to ask you about the relationship between Piña Bausch’s work and Andrew Wyeth’s paintings.

I know, right? The white space use is so oddly similar! (I’m not a particularly private person, and I like letters. Please feel free to write to me.)