Caitie Gutierrez is a mental health consumer advocate and writer from Lenapehoking (New York) who has been living and working on Gadigal Land (Sydney) for the last 5 years. She has a background in music, psychology, and music therapy and creates content for those with mental and chronic illnesses. Caitie's lived experiences as a suicide survivor with C-PTSD, PCOS, & Endometriosis inspired her to enter a career in advocacy. As a bi+, biracial, and bigender Nuyorican, they draw from their own experiences of complex trauma to explore topics like mental health, chronic illness, queerness, and intergenerational trauma through writing and memes full of childhood nostalgia. They have been featured in the Emerging Writer's Festival - one of Australia’s most established and well-respected literary festivals that exists to develop, nurture and promote Australia’s new writing talent, creating platforms for connecting writing communities and their audiences.
Freelance Writer (SBS Australia, The Startup, The QUO, Women's March Global)
Speaker (NowThis Politics, UNSW, Sydney Bisexual+ Network, Weave Youth & Community Services)
Advocacy (ELLE Magazine AU, PopSugar AU, Man Repeller, Everyday Feminism)
Community Consultant (ACON, Mental Health Coordinating Council, BEING, Blue Knot Foundation)
I advocate for meaningful representation of mentally and chronically ill people.
Contact: [email protected]
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