Christine Gabriélle grew up in Florida. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, she has a Bachelor’s in English Literature and an MLIS from Florida State University. Christine’s voice is deeply shaped by her experiences. Once fearful of being too loud and being misunderstood, she is learning to expand her voice and her reach while rejecting the notion that she must shrink herself to be tolerable. When she isn’t immersed in words, she’s taking her job as a plant mom very seriously.

Published Books

Discovering My Outside Voice is a collection of essays and short stories pulling from personal experience and vivid imagination, emotional trauma and expectation, and a desire to stop living and dreaming in silence. Christine Gabriélle takes the reader along on a journey of finding her voice, both as a Black woman and as a writer, and learning to tell her own stories.
Christine Gabriélle’s essays cover experiences from childhood and adulthood that shaped her as a person. She reflects on dropping her baby cousin in a pool, visiting a plantation, the lives of her Haitian and African-American grandmothers, and then leads the reader through the experience of her uncertain mental health during a global pandemic. Her stories tell of love, friendship, supernatural punishment, creating community, and why we remember the past.

Published Stories

Christine’s short story, “Makers of Men,” is an exploration of the Black woman’s burden in ensuring the well-being of Black men. In a community where boys are born and girls are created, two Sisters learn what it means to be part of their community.

Where to find Christine’s Work