Jack Monroe

Jack Monroe (born 17 March 1988) is an English author and food blogger who came out as nonbinary in 2015,[1][2] a couple months after pursuing legal action against The Daily Mail for printing Jack's deadname.[3] (They had legally changed names in 2011, while identifying as lesbian.[4])

Jack Monroe
Date of birth 17 March 1988
Place of birth Southend-on-Sea, England
Nationality English
Pronouns they/them or she/her
Gender identity nonbinary
Occupation writer

In 2016 Jack wrote "I’m a little bit female and a little bit male."[5] Jack uses singular they pronouns[2], or "she/her".[4]

Jack has said that coming out as nonbinary caused the loss of a £30k book deal and 'invited a whole world of abuse from across the political and feminist spectrum'.[6]


  1. Monroe, Jack (20 October 2015). "Being non-binary: I'm not A Girl Called Jack any more, but I'm not a boy either". newstatesman.com. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Urwin, Rosamund (9 November 2015). "Jack Monroe: 'I will always be on the girls' team'". Evening Standard. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  3. Duffy, Nick (26 August 2015). "Jack Monroe 'taking legal action' against Daily Mail for claim Jack isn't her 'real' name". PinkNews. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cadwalladr, Carole (24 July 2016). "Jack Monroe: 'I want to be treated as a person, not as a woman or a man'". the Guardian. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  5. Monroe, Jack (19 May 2016). "I'm a little bit female and a little bit male. Finally, I fit in my skin | Jack Monroe". the Guardian. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  6. Finley, Sarah (6 January 2019). "Food writer Jack Monroe reveals that she's an alcoholic". Mail Online. Retrieved 1 April 2020.