Gabrielle Drolet

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Gabrielle Drolet is a freelance writer and cartoonist based in Toronto. 


Cover Photo: A photograph of caprese salad on a grey plate, shot from above. Large slices of tomato are arranged with torn hunks of fresh mozzarella and scattered basil leaves.
As a Disabled Cook, I Need Adaptable Recipes

When it comes to food prep, I have to be honest with myself about what I’m capable of—and, more importantly, what I’m not.

Sep 06, 2022
Cover Photo: A photograph of a masked woman standing in a grocery store aisle. She is looking at the shelves and running a hand through her hair as if stressed.
The Unbearable Anxiety of Grocery Shopping

The problem wasn’t that I was lazy or easily stressed out. It was that grocery shopping is often inaccessible to neurodivergent people.

Jul 07, 2022
Cover Photo: An aerial photograph of a wooden cutting board. On the left side is a grey dish towel and on the board are chopped yellow peppers, green onions, and a knife.
Unlearning the Ableism of Cookbooks and Kitchen Wisdom

When I developed nerve problems in my hands, so much of what we do in the kitchen was suddenly inaccessible to me.

May 19, 2022
Cover Photo: An animated illustration of a person typing on a laptop, seen from outside their window.  Outside the window, against a blue background, large gold coins drop from the sky and accumulate in a small stack.
Why Full-Time Freelancing Isn’t For Me

In the face of dire job prospects, freelancing felt like it might be a solution; a way to be a writer on my own terms.

Oct 12, 2021