Gemma Pol is a Wiradjuri, Ngemba and Paakantji woman and storyteller based on the lands of the Yugambeh-speaking people. She sees storytelling as a tool for strengthening First Nations cultures, translating and transferring knowledge, and advocating for First Nations sovereignty and self-determination.
Gemma has written for Patagonia Australia, Peppermint Magazine, Kindling & Sage, and more. Her writing is compelled by her obligations to Country and community. She has also worked as a support worker for people with specific learning disabilities, an Aboriginal Education Worker in a high school, and as a tutor at Griffith University.