Gena-mour Barrett is a 26-year-old freelance writer, journalist, and all-round great person from south London. She is most recently the recipient of the 2018 Roxane Gay fellowship for a woman of colour writing fiction with Jack Jones Literary Arts. One of her claims 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 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. In addition to this, she's been featured on BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer podcast, BuzzFeed's See Something Say Something podcast, and BuzzFeed's Thirst Aid Kit 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 to be 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.