Ruby is an author, academic and journalist. She is in the final stages of completing a PhD in Media Studies at the University of New South Wales. Her best-selling debut book White Tears/Brown Scars traces the role that gender and feminism have played in the development of Western power structures. Ruby spent five years as a columnist for Fairfax media’s flagship feminist portal Daily Life. Her columns, analysis, literary reviews and essays have also featured in Australian publications The Saturday Paper, Meanjin, Crikey and Eureka St, and internationally in The Guardian, Prospect Magazine, The New York Times, and Gen Medium.  She is currently at work on her second non-fiction book.