Rachelle J. Gray is an Afro-Barbadian American writer, communications specialist, photographer, and creative consultant. A graduate of SUNY-Buffalo State College, she was a photojournalist before establishing GrayWorks Media, a Caribbean-based multimedia agency in 2003.
A social entrepreneur, Rachelle founded I-Queen, a cultural festival that promoted Afro-Caribbean women in the arts, education, and entertainment. An accomplished photographer, her work has been shown at MoCADA, and Queen's Park Gallery.
Rachelle has written for Island Origins, Island Life Magazine, and Innovate Barbados. She is the former editor-in-chief of BimROCK Magazine and CultureROCKS writer and host. In 2020 Rachelle established LadyGray Publishing—a creative outlet manifesting social change through independent literature. Curating her thoughts and travel experiences, Rachelle recently launched the lifestyle publication Trodd Culture in early 2022.
Rachelle was longlisted and shortlisted for the 2021 and 2022 BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers Prizes respectively. A mother of one and an auntie to many, living and working between the USA, Barbados, and Senegal—Kingstown Burning is her debut novel. Rachelle's sophomore novel, Because Nobody Sleeps, is set for release in 2023.