Get to know our speakers: Jamie Windust

Get to know our speakers: Jamie Windust

Jamie Windust is an award-winning editor, writer, speaker and model. They use their voice in their work to discuss LGBTQ+ lived experiences within the UK, specifically trans and non-binary experiences. Jamie was named as Fashion Influencer of the Year by Blogosphere Magazine. They’ve written for the likes of Metro UK, The Independent, Gay Times and DAZED, and currently they’re writing their debut book – out in 2020.


Find out more about Jamie below:


How did you get into your profession?
I became freelance after finishing university and being in a moment of terror, as all graduates have. I started to use my voice in freelance writing, and continued that which lead into other paths such as speaking and media work discussing LGBTQ+ life in the UK. Over the past year this has stretched out into modelling, social instagram work and consultancy as a freelancer.


What is one of your proudest creator moments?
Releasing my magazine FRUITCAKE is one of the best moments for me as a creator. It’s a moment where I’m able to share the cover and issue with the public, and really use social media to spread the message and actually create a business.


How do you get into the creative flow?
I’ve always been creative, and for me using social media to share and create, the authenticity and honesty I share isn’t premeditated or planned, so the creativity in that is always a spur of the moment burst.


Which content creator would you like to switch places with for a day?
I adore all the fun and important work Riyadh Khalaf does, I think he really shares an important message whilst really just having fun with it, so it would be Riyadh.


What is one thing you wish you had had or known when you first started out?
To ensure that the work and content and whatever you produce, that it doesn’t have to always involve your identity. You’re allowed to just do things for fun.


Why should people buy a ticket to BorderlessLive?

To really get behind the scenes of the content creator industry, and analyse the actual work behind it and not to just constantly consume without knowing what goes on behind the scenes.


Click here to buy your ticket and hear more from Jamie on 6-7th September at Tobacco Dock.

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