Jamie Bruesehoff (she/her) is an award-winning writer, speaker, and advocate. She is an openly queer woman married to a Lutheran pastor and mom to three spirited children, including a twelve year old transgender daughter. She is passionate about sharing her family’s story, because she believes our stories are bridges to understanding, compassion, and celebration.
Jamie advocates for LGBTQ youth and adults creating opportunities for learning and conversation in schools, churches, workplaces, and beyond. Whether it’s in front of ten people or more than thirty thousand, Jamie shares her experience in a way that touches hearts, changes minds, and inspires positive change. She works for legislative change in her home state of New Jersey and on a federal level, as a member of National Center for Transgender Equality’s Families for Trans Equality.
Jamie serves as a curator for parents in New Jersey and across the country, connecting them to resources, walking with them on their journeys with gender expansive children of all ages, and empowering them to share their stories. She’s a founder and administrator of New Jersey’s Parents of Transgender Children online community. Her work has been featured by media outlets and organizations around the world, including but not limited to Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, LGBTQ Nation, the Human Rights Campaign, Good Day Philadelphia, PinkNews, and Good Morning Britain.
Jamie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gettysburg College with a Bachelors of Arts in Religion. She went on to receive her Masters of Arts in Religion with a concentration in Theology for Outdoor Ministry from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. In her free time, you can find her playing in the woods and climbing mountains with her family.
Jamie is available as a resource for you, your school, business, non-profit, or faith community. She consults on best practices, provides resources and workshops, and speaks at events of all kinds. If you are interested in working with Jamie or having her speak at your event, please fill out the contact form.