A self-proclaimed nerdburger, Gabby Rivera is a round, brown loverboi living in Brooklyn, NY. Her critically acclaimed debut novel Juliet Takes a Breath was listed by Mic as one of the 25 essential books to read for women’s history month, and it was called the “dopest LGBTQA YA book ever” by Latina. Put simply by Roxane Gay, it’s “F***ing outstanding.” Gabby loves craft beer and all things Mariah Carey. She’s represented by New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.
Gabby is the Youth Programs Manager at GLSEN.
She has worked as a film and multi-media teaching artist for social justice organizations, such as DreamYard Project, Inc.. She’s been a featured panelist and counselor at the annual Autostraddle’s Queer Women’s Conference and has presented at the Allied Media and Digital Media and Learning Conferences.
Gabby has worked with Autostraddle dot com for over five years as the QTPOC Speakeasy editor and A-Camp staff. Her short stories and poems have been published in various anthologies and journals such as Aster(ix) , and the the Lambda-Award-winning Portland Queer: Tales from the Rose City, OMG I’m Gay, a ‘zine for queer youth, and The Best of Panic! En Vivo from the East Village.