From 2014-2017, Mim Skinner worked inside prison as an art teacher. She now runs the women’s project for the charity Handcrafted, supporting women reconnect to community, housing and recovery from addiction through creativity. She is also a co-founder and director of multi award-winning community interest company REFUSE, which works to intercept food that would otherwise go to landfill. The REFUSE cafe in Chester-Le-Street also works alongside local mental health services and probation and prison resettlement services. After publishing Jailbirds Mim was named by Elle Magazine as one of 2019’s ’50 Game Changers’. Mim lives in the North East of England with her husband, Sam and their cat, Monkey.
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