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Jo was born in Stoke-on-Trent, studied modern languages at the University of St Andrews and lives in Edinburgh.
Several of her plays deal with issues of gender identity. Her play Jesus, Queen of Heaven, staged at Glasgay! 2009, portrayed Jesus (played by Jo herself) as a trans women. It was strongly condemned by various churches, which resulted in the sale of all remaining seats. Her 2012 play Sex, Chips and the Holy Ghost features a transsexual nun and a gay priest.
She was listed under "Ones to watch" in the Independent on Sunday's Pink List 2013. The citation said:
- "The prolific, Edinburgh-based writer has penned about 80 plays and is also a performer and teacher. She describes herself as a 'trans woman and father with two beautiful daughters'. 'In love with life. Hoping the best, always,' she says on her Twitter profile."
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