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Five Leaves Author Interviews – Janine Booth (online)

Janine Booth describes herself as a Marxist, trade unionist, socialist-feminist, author, poet, speaker, tutor, former RMT Executive member, supporter of Workers’ Liberty, aspie, bi, Peterborough United fan! She has published four non-fiction books, including Autism Equality in the Workplace (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016) and Minnie Lansbury: Suffragette, Socialist, Rebel Councillor (Five Leaves, 2018), and four collections of poetry.

As The Big J, she was part of the ranting poetry movement in the 1980s, doing more than 100 gigs before giving it up at the end of the decade. In 2014, she took up the muse again, and is now a performing angry middle-aged woman poet.

She is active in the RMT trade union, and Chair of the union’s Disabled Members’ Advisory Committee. She is also co-Chair of the TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee. She particularly works on the issue of autism, including running training and giving presentations to trade unionists about Autism in the Workplace.

Find out more about Janine at her website: www.janinebooth.com.

This interview is pre-recorded and will be released on our YouTube channel at 7pm on October 13th. Tune in then and join in the live chat, or watch any time afterwards at your leisure.