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.
JOANNE RAMOS was born in the Philippines and moved to Wisconsin when she was six. She graduated with a BA from Princeton University. After working in investment banking and private-equity investing for several years, she became a staff writer at The Economist. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.