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Gena-mour Barrett is a 24-year-old writer and all-round great person from south London, currently working at BuzzFeed UK. Her one claim to fame is that she studied abroad at the University of California, Berkeley for a year as part of her Comparative American Studies degree at the University of Warwick. There she began her illustrious career writing on the internet as a blogger and opinion writer for The Daily Californian, got woke, and became infinitely smarter in the process.

Gena-mour has been working at BuzzFeed UK since June 2015, and her writing focuses largely on pop culture, race, and feminism. Her current role is to produce shareable, viral content for the internet's masses, which she does very well, having written 600 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, spoken about her work on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, and talks on panels about her experience in journalism. In addition to this, she's been featured on 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 22 essays to be featured in Know Your Place, a working class anthology that will be published by Dead Ink Books in September 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