I am sad to report that Jim Bigelow passed away on December 4th, 2019.

Jim and I met several times over the years at symposia and other events associated with the genital autonomy movement. He was memorable for his relentlessly joyful, friendly demeanor as well as for authoring the groundbreaking book The Joy of Uncircumcising! that as Marilyn Milos noted, offered so many men hope. Equally notably, along with Wayne Griffiths, Jim also cofounded RECAP, which later became NORM, the National Organization of Restoring Men.

My first exposure to the movement in fact was a very memorable meeting of RECAP in Concord in the summer of 1990!

Rest in peace my friend. The world is a kinder place because you graced us with your presence.
Steven Svoboda
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child