Gabrielle Journey Jones

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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 now lives on the Far South Coast NSW Yuin Country.   

Gabrielle has shared her poetry at local, national and international events for over 20 years. Her first collection of poetry "Spoken Medicine" (2017) was published by Ginninderra Press.   

Gabrielle is inspired by creative communities which celebrate diversity, activism and inclusion. She encourages everyone to speak their own medicine by sharing their stories in whatever ways feel healing, authentic and most useful. 

In 2018, Gabrielle established Poetic Percussion, a small business delivering poetry and drumming workshops and performances in schools and the community.

Gabrielle has worked collaboratively with 50 organisations and community groups over the last few years. To find out more, visit her website: www.poeticpercussion.com.au