Gena-mour Barrett is a 26-year-old writer, journalist, and all-round great person from south London. Earlier this year she was listed as one of 2019’s 30 Under 30 for Media and Marketing in Europe by Forbes which, while shocking, was a great choice by them. She currently works as Editorial Creative Manager at Netflix UK, before which she was a Very Good Freelancer as part of their Writers Room, where she created a bunch of great content, including the Netflix IX interview series (which she still does).
As a freelancer, Gena-mour has bylines at Elle, The Guardian, Refinery 29 and BBC Newsbeat, where she was a reporter for five months. She was the recipient of the 2018 Roxane Gay fellowship for a woman of colour writing fiction with Jack Jones Literary Arts. She is currently working on her debut YA novel, which is not slowly killing her at all.
Gena-mour worked at BuzzFeed UK from 2015 to 2018, and her writing focused largely on pop culture, race, and feminism. In her role, she produced shareable, viral content for the internet's masses, which she did very well, having written over 900 posts with some of her top posts amassing over 4 million views each, but she's also highly proficient in feature writing and comedy writing because she's a Gal Who Can Do Both™. A highlight of her career is when she interviewed Barry Jenkins about his Oscar award-winning movie Moonlight, and didn't cry. That was a great day.
She has been on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, BBC Outside Source, spoken about her work on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, and talks on panels about her experience in journalism and media more broadly. In addition to this, she's been featured on Slate’s Thirst Aid Kit podcast, BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer podcast, and BuzzFeed's See Something Say Something podcast because she is hilarious, but also because she talks a lot. Her essay, "Living on an Estate Gave me a Community I Never Knew I Needed", is one of 23 essays featured in Know Your Place, a working class anthology published by Dead Ink Books in October 2017.
Gena-mour is Very Good. Take it from her. I mean, me. Her. I'm confused as to what person I'm talking in now. Just email me.