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Jenna Guillaume

A brief history of me

I grew up in Warilla, a suburb about 90 minutes south of Sydney – but no one has ever heard of it, so I usually say I'm from Wollongong. I moved to Sydney after graduating from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)/Bachelor of Arts (History and English Literature). 

After many hours of work experience and internships, I kicked off my media career editing the New Zealand Girlfriend and New Idea websites for Yahoo! I then made the leap to print, landing in the features department at Girlfriend magazine. I spent nearly six years there writing about all things teen – everything from bullying and body image to bad kisses and boy bands. I even edited the sealed section, despite the fact that my mum never actually let me read it when I was a teen myself.

Five years ago, I switched back to digital media and became one of the founding staff members of BuzzFeed Australia. I was later senior editor and then editor-at-large there, writing everything from viral lists and quizzes to long-form essays and cultural criticism. 

I am now a freelance writer and editor, with a focus on pop culture, feminism, identity, Australian culture and internet culture.

I've always wanted to write fiction, and after doing a couple of courses at the Australian Writers' Centre, I finally worked up the courage/determination/slight madness needed to finish my first manuscript – which is now a real-life ACTUAL BOOK called What I Like About Me. I'm currently working on my second novel.

When I'm not writing, I enjoy reading, watching way too much TV, wasting time on Twitter, and hanging out with friends and family (especially my favourite person in the world – my dog, Ollie).

Come say hi to me on social media or shoot me an email.