A graphic collage featuring Jaimee at the center. Layered photos display book covers, hand-drawn maps, and specific neighborhood scenes.

About Jaimee

Feverish lover of words, youth advocacy, & the auditory spectrum.

Fueled by film, punk rock feminism, old-growth forests, & emphatically giving an F.

Full shot portrait by photographer Rani Ban. Jaimee stands in a blue dimly-lit alley near some wood palettes. They're wearing a suit jacket and tie.
Photo by Rani Ban

Jaimee Garbacik (she/they) is a writer, book editor, and artist. They are the author of Gender and Sexuality For Beginners (For Beginners, illus. by Jeffrey Lewis, 2013), a critical examination of the sex-gender system and the evolution of gender roles, taught on curricula at more than a dozen universities. Jaimee is most recently the editor/curator of Ghosts of Seattle Past (Chin Music Press, 2017). A traveling art exhibit and anthology commemorating places in Seattle lost to rapid development, Ghosts was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.

Jaimee is also the owner and founder of Footnote Editorial, a book editing business in New York City. She is a manuscript consultant and writing coach for Hugo House writing center, and a former programming chair of The Vera Project, an all-ages nonprofit music and arts venue in Seattle. When not making books and throwing events, Jaimee spray paints on found windows, longboards,* and volunteers with homeless and at-risk youth. They also believe in making a ruckus and setting their guitar amplifier to 11.

*poorly and with gusto

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