Gabrielle Smith

Title: Contributor
Education: Stockton University, B.A. in Literature

Gabrielle Smith is a Brooklyn-based sex and relationship writer. She specializes in looking at ethical non-monogamy, LGBTQ+ topics, mental health, and sex-positivity from an intersectional standpoint. Her work has appeared in publications like SELF, Cosmopolitan, Greatist, Insider, Men's Health, Teen Vogue, and various others.

Gabrielle attended Stockton University in Galloway, NJ where she earned her bachelor's degree in Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Africana Studies. Gabrielle has received the Stephen Dunn Poetry Award (Stockton University) for her poem "absence,” the James Baldwin Fiction Award (Stockton University) honorable mention for her short story “Negatives,” and Stephen Dunn Poetry Award (Stockton University) honorable mention for her poem "companions.”

Gabrielle’s work mainly focuses on mental health, race, class, intersectional feminism, love, sex, and polyamory. In her essays, Gabrielle displays vulnerability. In her reporting, Gabrielle seeks to illuminate and educate on the people and places that folks often overlook, or forget to honor. Gabrielle’s values of community, justice, and radical honesty reverberate through all of her pieces. Gabrielle believes everyone has the right to have a seat a the table.

“I seek to be the resource a younger me needed.”

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