Gabbie Stroud is a freelance writer, novelist and recovering teacher.
After years of juggling the demands of the primary classroom, she became disenchanted and disillusioned, eventually making the painful decision to leave the profession she had loved. In 2016, her critical commentary of Australia's education system was published in Griffith Review's
Edition 51 Fixing the System
, which went on to be shortlisted for a Walkley Award.
Gabbie's smash-hit memoir Teacher
was shortlisted for Biography Book of the Year at the 2018 ABIA Awards and contributed to the national dialogue on education.
Gabbie lives on the far south coast of New South Wales, where she co-parents her totally awesome girls - Olivia and Sophie, aka Yaya and The Boph.
Jacinta's passion for making radio started when she was eight years old after her family bought their first ghetto blaster with a built-in mic.
Jacinta began her radio life at community radio station 3RRR more than a decade ago, where she coordinated live music broadcasts and hosted a number of shows including Detour and Breakfasters.
She made the move to the ABC in 2015, working with the Double J team and as music director for Local Radio.
As well as presenting The New Music Show on ABC Radio, she has produced and presented a number of national broadcast events including a special with Archie Roach and Emma Donovan celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Charcoal Lane album, and the Streets of Your Town specials with The Waifs and Bernard Fanning.
Before co-hosting the Breakfast program on ABC Radio Melbourne with Sami Shah for two years from 2018, she had been a regular voice on Afternoons, Evenings and The Conversation Hour.
In 2020, she looks forward to being the voice of weekday Afternoons and bringing listeners a mix of arts, culture and ideas.