Ella Donald is a freelance journalist, critic, consultant, and marketing manager across a wide variety of topics from Brisbane, Australia. Her work regularly appears in publications such as Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Vice, The Sydney Morning Herald, Little White Lies, Junkee, SBS, Brisbane Times, The Age, Metro Magazine, The Brag, Screen Education, and Kill Your Darlings, and has been featured by platforms including Netflix and Foxtel. With backgrounds in film and television, dance, fashion, theatre, photography, and music, she has written extensively on these topics, as well as covering celebrity, popular and youth culture, social and cultural issues, and technology (particularly the increasingly narrow divide between technology and culture) from industry, audience, and academic perspectives in a variety of formats.
She has been writing professionally since she was 15, where she began editing and co-owning the popular website FashionOfGlee.com. This allowed her to interview crew members from the show, as well as see the site be profiled by various outlets including Tumblr and received worldwide press and recognition from publications including Elle and fashion houses like Kate Spade.
She has also hosted various Q&As and other events, spoken about issues in popular culture and the arts on a variety of platforms, and received a number of awards and other achievements.