Producer + Storyteller
Producer + Storyteller
An Inglewood, CA native, Gabrielle is a former Democratic political staffer turned audio producer. While journeying from Capitol Hill to City Hall, she learned the fundamentals of storytelling and its power to transform how we talk about people, place, identity, culture, and politics. She decided to move beyond regression analysis and policy memos, to better understand the often messy, vibrant, and nuanced human narratives that make people, people — and ultimately impact how they navigate the world around them. Turns out, audio storytelling is the perfect platform to do just that. From daily news to narrative, she has worked with organizations (Michigan Radio, Crooked Media, The Advocate) to tell the stories that matter to their audiences. Through this medium, Gabrielle champions the stories of Black women+ and girls and is the lead producer for award-winning writers Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom's podcast, Hear To Slay. Currently, with support from the Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund, she is working on an audio-first docuseries exploring what it means to be a Black person having a baby in the United States today. In partnership with You Had Me At Black and Black Mamas Matter Alliance, the first season will focus on the role of space in Black parents’ birthing experiences.
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Martina explores the historical roots of modern obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Joia Crear-Perry and Dr. Mimi Niles explain how flaws in medical education and research contribute to the Black birthing crisis.
This week we’re at home with Alexius Hill, a Memphis-based young mother who chose to give birth at home despite her family and friends’ concerns about doing so. We discuss the stigma around home births and explore the radical work of full-spectrum doulas.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Gabrielle Horton, a participant in the Impact Fund Fellowship. Her project is an audio-first docuseries exploring what it means to be a Black person having a baby in the United States today. ...
Myeshia is a married, 34-year-old cis Black queer woman with a PhD. Two weeks after giving birth to her first child in a Southern California emergency room, things take a turn for the worse.
So many people could identify with Beyoncé and Serena Williams’ recent birthing experiences. But where could non-celebrity black parents and loved ones go to share, listen and feel seen?