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Gemma Hartley

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Conversation

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Gemma Hartley

Gemma Hartley

Gemma Hartley is a writer, reporter, and author of Fed Up: Navigating and Redefining Emotional Labour for Good. Hartley received her Bachelor’s degree in English Writing with a minor in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno where she is now a distinguished alumna. After college, she began her career in freelance journalism moving from young motherhood blogs into writing for large mainstream publications in the subject areas of feminism, pop-culture, health & wellness, finance, parenting and mindfulness. Over the past few years her work has been featured in outlets including Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Health, Glamour, The Washington Post, CNBC, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Teen Vogue, and Huffington Post among others.
Her work on emotional labour has led her to speak internationally at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women, Rotman School of Business in Canada, and multiple venues across the US. She has appeared on The Morning Show (AU), Good Morning America, CTV’s The Social, and more in addition to being featured on podcasts such as Dear Sugars with Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, No Filter with Mia Freedman, and Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books with Zibby Owens. Gemma Hartley currently lives with her husband and three young children in Reno, Nevada.

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Rebecca Levingston

Rebecca Levingston

Rebecca Levingston was quite happily delivering daily traffic reports to ABC listeners, before she was dragged kicking and screaming into the producer's seat for Richard Fidler. Her life hasn't been the same since. She grew up in North Queensland and for many dedicated years, was sure her future lay in ballroom dancing or on the netball court. She was wrong and somehow ended up studying Hotel Management and Japanese on the Gold Coast. A year of life in Japan and the UK taught her that people are infinitely interesting creatures and the seed of journalism was planted. It was only after a year of work in America that Rebecca decided her HECS debt should be bigger and she returned to university to study journalism. Now she has a piece of paper that gives her permission to ask lots of questions and she's pretty happy about that. She’s asked many a question on Queensland Evenings and ABC Brisbane Drive and in 2016 Rebecca started asking all the questions on Weekends. In 2019, Rebecca will continue to ask questions when she presents Mornings on ABC Radio Brisbane. When she’s not at work, Rebecca switches roles and can be found answering the many questions asked by her two little boys.

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