Gabrielle is a student and a writer from Burlington, ON. She's currently in her fourth year of an Honours Specialization in Creative Writing and English at Western University.
After working at the Western Gazette for two years — first as a culture editor, then as the opinions editor — Gabrielle turned her attention towards freelancing. Her work, which focuses on popular culture and Canadian politics, has been published in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, VICE, Reader's Digest and Teen Vogue.
Beyond journalism, Gabrielle is a strong creative writer who works primarily in poetry and personal essays. She was the recipient of the 2019 Mackie Cryderman Award for Excellence in Creative Writing or Theatre Studies, the 2019 Marguerite R. Dow Canadian Heritage Award for a short piece of creative non-fiction, and received an honorable mention in the Lillian Kroll Prize in Creative Writing for her poetry. She is currently writing her undergraduate thesis, a collection of poetry centered around queer narratives.
Gabrielle is always interested in discussing freelancing, creative writing, and just about anything else. Reach her or on Twitter, where she makes snarky political jokes (@GabrielleDrolet), or click here.