Gabrielle Journey Jones
is a poet, percussionist and event producer born on sovereign Gadigal Land, Sydney, Australia. She is from Maori and African American bloodlines and lives in the Illawarra, NSW with her family. Gabrielle has shared her poetry on open mics and by invitation at local, national and international events for over 20 years. Her first collection of poetry ‘Spoken Medicine’ was published in October 2017 by Ginninderra Press.
Gabrielle is wholeheartedly inspired by and contributes to creative communities which celebrate diversity, activism, inclusion, kindness and compassion. Gabrielle encourages everyone she meets to speak their own medicine – to share the stories of their life journey in whatever forms feel safe, healing, authentic and most useful to them. Gabrielle facilitates spoken word poetry workshops, teaches drumming and leads drum circles.
She is currently involved in a range of collaborative projects and events with Unspoken Words, Red Room Poetry, Kind ArtEd, South Coast Writers Centre and the Tasmanian Poetry Festival.