Ginger Gorman is a fearless and multi award-winning social justice journalist. She has an innate ability to connect and communicate with some of the most interesting and marginalised people in our community. Ginger works hard to translate those untold stories into powerful and insightful journalism.
As a result of a story she published back in 2010, Ginger and her family became the subject of an international online hate campaign.
Once the stream of cyberhate – and the fear – died down, she decided to find and interview serious Internet trolls. Ginger was chocked to discover the ways in the ways in which cyberhate can wreck women’s lives and incite them to suicide.
This strange journey into the underbelly of the Internet has made her in-demand as an expert on the topic. Not only has Ginger written extensively about trolling and social media self-defense – especially for women – last year she presented a TEDx talk. She also featured in Tara Moss’ “Cyberhate” series on the ABC.
Ginger’s most recent four-part investigation into cyberhate and online misogyny for Fairfax mastheads was published to a hail of media and public commentary. She hopes that maybe after all these years of speaking out about the ways in which cyberviolence can wreck women’s lives and incite them to suicide, maybe now we’d finally see change. Maybe now law enforcement officers across the country will take cyberhate targets seriously.
You can follow Ginger on Twitter @GingerGorman or find more of her stories here.