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I'm Gabrielle. I'm a freelance journalist, essayist, and cartoonist based in Montreal. My work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and more.

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I got my start at my student newspaper, the Western Gazette. Since graduating from Western in 2020, I've written for outlets like the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, the Walrus, and the CBC, among others. I also worked as a general reporter for the Coast in the summer of 2021, where I covered the goings-on in Halifax before becoming the paper's resident Bachelorette-watcher. Though I'm interested in a range of topics, I especially love writing about health, disability, and culture. I combine two of my favourite subjects (cooking and accessibility!) in my Catapult column, Minced Words. I've also been doing behind-the-scenes work as a fact-checker for podcasts.

Beyond journalism, I love humour, illustration, and narrative-driven cartoons. I'm a cartoonist for the New Yorker, and have drawn for the CBC, the Globe and Mail, and the Coast. If you're interested in buying some art, you can check out my print shop!

Some non-work related facts about me: I love soup, the Scream franchise, and collecting bird-shaped trinkets for my apartment. I'm also an MFA student at the University of Guelph (on leave), where I'm working on a manuscript. 


Feel free to reach out with speaking requests, work inquiries, or anything else! I'm always happy to talk on a panel, with a classroom, or just with others in the industry.


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University of Guelph, MFA in Creative Writing, On Leave

Western University, BA in English and Creative Writing, 2020 

The New York Times

The New Yorker

The Globe and Mail

The Walrus


The Coast

Teen Vogue


To reach out with commission inquiries, speaking request or miscellaneous questions, you can fill out a form through my contact page. Can't wait to hear from you.

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© 2022 by Gabrielle Drolet.

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