Jeffrey Marsh is one of the world’s foremost commentators on nonbinary identity and activism in America, with a message of positivity and inclusion and a deep knowledge of queer issues and history. Marsh has reported on LGBTQ+ topics for Time, Variety, Dutch National News channel RTL-TV, Newsmax TV, and the BBC. Marsh was also a cultural consultant on nonbinary identity for the Elizabeth Warren campaign, New York University, the office of Chirlane McCray (New York City’s first lady), GLAAD, MTV, Condé Nast’s Them, and Teen Vogue. Their spiritual and inclusive messages have received more than 1 billion views on social media.
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Jeffrey’s message of unconditional self-acceptance, mental health, and affirmation is simple but radical for those who have spent a lifetime hearing the opposite. Unlearn toxic thought patterns and begin healing with knowledge like:
You have value: Your presence and value are not dictated by your “worth” or “use.” We are caught up in deceiving people into thinking we are worthy instead of accepting that we are worthy.
You belong: Toxic parents foster a need to prove that you belong. Belonging doesn’t need to be about other people—you can, and should, create that space for yourself.
Your pain is not shameful: The unfairness and wrongdoings we have experienced follow us. And that is okay. Every life is a mosaic of pain and triumph and difficulty and joy. You can embrace it all.
You deserve joy: Authenticity is worth it, even if others try to make it an unpleasant choice.
Jeffrey Marsh’s TikToks and compassionate short-form videos have over one billion views. Jeffrey is a bestselling author, viral TikTok and Instagram star, nonbinary activist, and LGBTQ keynote speaker.
Jeffrey was the first nonbinary public figure to appear on national television, being interviewed on Newsmax in 2016, and Jeffrey was the first celebrity activist to use they/them pronouns.
As chronicled in How To Be You, Jeffrey lived as a Zen monk and has studied Zen Buddhism for over 20 years.
Jeffrey’s #1 bestseller, How to Be You, was the first nonbinary memoir. And Jeffrey is the first nonbinary author to sign a book deal with any “Big 5” publisher worldwide, for Penguin Random House. How To Be You topped Oprah's Gratitude Meter and was named Excellent Book of the Year by TED-Ed.
Jeffrey’s category-non-conforming book, How To Be You, ushered in a new literary genre, melding three previous and popular book formats. The book is part memoir, part Buddhist advice, and part workbook.
With soaring, direct (and above-all kind) prose, How To Be You lays out the steps to end self-hate in this lifetime. Jeffrey no longer lives with self-hate, and their memoir tells you how you can break free from self-hate too.
How To Be You has been so popular and acclaimed that Barnes & Noble re-released it as a Proprietary Edition — a rare event for any book, especially one less than five years old.
How To Be You has been popular throughout the world with bestselling editions published in regions ranging from the UK to Vietnam. And How To Be You also received the rare honor of being a bestseller in both print and audio (voiced by Jeffrey.)
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