Gemma is a Wiradjuri, Ngemba and Paakantji writer and storyteller. In her traditional language, Wiradjuri, this is called a dhurdhaany. She grew up in a small town on the east coast of New South Wales in Worimi Country. Here she has worked as a support worker for people with specific learning disabilities and as an Aboriginal Education Worker in her local high school. More recently she has worked as a tutor at Griffith University and written stories for Peppermint Magazine and Patagonia Australia.