Margo is a storyteller and enjoys bringing communities together via art, food, culture and music. Margo is the founder behind Margo's Creative Life, a blog and digital portfolio of her writing. She believes storytelling is a powerful tool and her work reflects her commitment to capturing unique stories. She is currently the Food & Drink columnist at Time Out Lisboa, a new monthly paper for the English speaking community based in Lisbon.
She is a freelance writer who centers her work on art, food, music and travel. She is the author of The Expat Kitchen cookbook.
Margo has written for Contra Narrativas, Cuisine Noir, Culinary Backstreets, Edible Boston, Boston Art Review, ButcherBox, Fodor’s Travel, Refinery29, Solstice Literary Magazine and more. She has been featured in A Mensagem, Conversas Ao Sul, HuffPost, The New York Times, Salon and Time Out Lisboa. In 2022, Margo was associate producer of the film Somos De Aquí, written and directed by Elyssa Aquino, and the film premiered at the 21st annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival on June 4th at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
Margo is the Coordinator and Correspondent at Bokamundo, an arts and culture organization for the lusophone speaking communities based in Lisbon, Portugal. She is a member of Comissão da Carteira Profissional de Jornalista. She is a contributing food writer at Cuisine Noir. She is Co-Lead Steward of Deep Routes' Haiti/Ayiti Project. She is a member of the collective, Think In Ink. She volunteers at Cozinha Popular da Mouraria via their Projeto Substância program as a mentor to culinary entrepreneurs in Lisbon. Margo also is part of the Curso Livre de Cozinha, a monthly gastronomic and social impact collective amplifying the work of Afro-descendent chefs and culinary creatives in Portugal founded by Paulo Amado.
Through her writing and community building efforts, Margo shares her insights on cultural and culinary spaces globally. She has written for Fodor’s Travel and celebrates entrepreneurs and small businesses via her travel writing about cities like Boston, Lisbon, Maputo and Paris. An avid culinary creative, she hosts private dinners introducing the Lisbon community to Haitian cuisine. Her eagerness to share her experiences through storytelling is what inspires her work. She has been a guest speaker at Congresso dos Cozinheiros, Underpinned, Swirl Suite, Food For Thought, Table 86 and The Writer’s Co-op.
Margo Gabriel attended the University of Massachusetts Boston and graduated with a bachelors degree in English and Professional Writing. She is an AmeriCorps VISTA alum. She was awarded the Fairmount Cultural Corridor Grant in 2020.