Authors

Kait Scalisi, MPH, is an advocate for the revolutionary power of pleasure inside the bedroom and out. Through her public workshops, private counselling, and online platform Passion By Kait, she…
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Megan Lierley is the head of content at Cora and managing editor of Blood and Milk. You can find her in person in San Francisco, or online @megblierley.
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Jo is a freelance writer and copywriter with qualifications in personal performance coaching, neurolinguistic programming, and yoga. She’s lived her life in pursuit of freedom (mostly from the inside out),…
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Aly Semigran is a Philadelphia-based writer whose work has been featured in Well + Good, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Bustle, Refinery29, InStyle, and more. In addition to writing about women’s…
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Lindsay Tigar is a travel and lifestyle journalist. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Vogue, USA Today and countless other publications. When she isn’t collecting another passport stamp,…
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Emma is Blood + Milk’s Editorial Fellow.
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Sara Shah is the Founder of Mother Yin (https://www.motheryin.com/), a free holistic online resource created to help women find balance in their bodies, minds and lives through self-nurturing practices. Sara…
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Bonnie is a writer based in New York with works published on Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Coveteur, Man Repeller, Pro Health and more. She loves wearing fanny packs and laying…
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A military veteran with over 7 years of experience, Christina is an Atlanta-based writer passionate about startups within the US healthcare system. She prides herself in working with companies that…
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Amanda Panneton has built a career around using her words as a freelance writer and marketing professional. She finds writing to be a powerful tool in creating connections within the…
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Annie Gabillet is a freelance journalist living in San Francisco. As a former editorial director at PopSugar, Annie helped launch various sites, including their sex and culture vertical. And in…
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Emily is a freelance writer, creative director, and podcast producer based in the Pacific Northwest. She has spent her career so far working passionately for woman-owned brands including Elizabeth Suzann…
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Jesi Taylor is an NYC-based writer, doula, student herbalist, and reproductive justice legal scholar. They have publications with AfroPunk, the American Philosophical Association, and the Academy of American Poets. Their…
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Helaina Hovitz is an editor, writer, content strategist, and author of the memoir After 9/11. She has written for and worked with 50 publications including The New York Times, Salon,…
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Dr. Temeka Zore is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and board-certified OB/GYN. Dr. Zore works at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Southern California in Los Angeles. She completed her residency…
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Nkechi Deanna Njaka, MSc. is the founder of the creative agency NDN Integrated Lifestyle Studio as well as the co-founder of Sitting Matters, a mindful + creative lifestyle brand. She…
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Meg Fee is author of the memoir Places I Stopped on the Way Home, and she is currently getting her Master of Public Policy from Duke University. Learn more at:…
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Holly Grigg-Spall is the author of “Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control” and consulting producer on the forthcoming documentary inspired by her book, from…
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Maria Volkova is a journalism graduate from the University of Maryland. She loves learning about new topics, writing, and setting off on a new adventure whenever there’s an opportunity.
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Molly Hayward is a co-founder of Cora and Editor-in-Chief of Blood + Milk.
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Alyssa Dweck MS MD FACOG is a gynecologist in Westchester County, NY. She is proficient in gynecologic surgery and has expertise in female sexual health. She has been voted Top…
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Morgan Mider is a doTERRA Wellness Advocate who started using essential oils in 2014 while working as a nanny in New York City. She was overweight, on prescription medications and…
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Katana Dumont is a Digital Content Specialist living in New York. As a former health and fitness copywriter and freelance women’s lifestyle writer, she is interested in all things female…
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Emily Johnson is a born-and-raised ATLien who currently works in the social media marketing space. Fun facts about Emily include that she speaks a crazy language called Jaxanke (picked up…
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Monica Weymouth is a Philadelphia-based writer, editor, mother, animal lover, breakfast enthusiast and Jeopardy! nerd. One time, in the highlight of her journalism career, Bob Barker called her a “nice…
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Maya Frost is a mindfulness trainer, author of THE NEW GLOBAL STUDENT, and mother of four millennial daughters. Learn more about her work at MayaFrost.com
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Mara is a freelance writer specializing in politics, women’s health and wellness, and the intersection between them. Her print and digital editorial work has appeared in Shape, Marie Claire, Women’s…
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Nicole Ohebshalom, RN, LPCC, CHHC is a women’s health specialist and therapist for hormonal health and periods. Through her programs and private sessions, she uses endocrinology education, nutrition, psychology, and…
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Dr. Lara Briden ND is a naturopathic doctor and the period revolutionary—leading the change to better periods. Her book is Period Repair Manual.
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Kelly Clay is a freelance writer based in Seattle. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, cooking, and weekend road trips around the Pacific Northwest. You can find her on…
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Parsley Health combines nutrition, mental health, lifestyle and cutting-edge testing into conventional primary care from world class doctors to help you live a healthier life. To learn more about our…
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Mika Cohen is a world traveler based in St. Louis, MO. Her passions for writing and all things caffeinated keep her connected to the world around her. Say hi and…
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Author Bio Cathren Cohen, J.D., is a lawyer and social justice activist who is passionate about reproductive justice and the rights of LGBTQ individuals. She is also the Content Editor…
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The brain behind InsiderBeautyBuzz and creator of the innovative self-tan remover, Bronze Buffer, Paige Herman-Axel has two decades of experience writing about beauty and skincare. The former editor of NewBeauty,…
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Tamara Jefferies is a wellness writer and holistic life coach based in Long Beach, CA. You can find her here: http://www.tamarajefferies.com/
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Marissa Miller is a freelance journalist for publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, Teen Vogue, CNN Style and more. She’s currently working on her first novel…
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Devon Anderson calls Northeast Ohio home. When not spending time at home enjoying her patio, she can be found at her spot on the rail at rock concerts. If she’s…
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Chelsea Allison is the founder of Juno, a startup focused on making it easier to manage urinary incontinence. She lives in Chicago with her husband.
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Pooja Mahtani, PharmD, MS, CNS, LDN is a functional nutritionist as well as the founder of Pooja Mahtani Wellness, a virtual functional nutrition practice specializing in gut, immune, and hormonal…
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Jayda Abello is an Atlanta born record collector and diarist living in Austin. She looks good in most hats and loves to make you laugh. Instagram: @americansquirm.
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Bubble Bordeaux is a body positive advocate, writer, and burlesque performer on a mission to help people discover the vibrant beauty in their bodies and themselves. When she isn’t focused…
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Vivian Nunez is a NYC-based writer, public speaker, and content creator. She is the founder of Too Damn Young, an online community and resource site for grieving young adults. Vivian…
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Jenna is an SF based writer, reiki healer, holistic nutrition advisor, kundalini yogi, dog mama to Hansel @thehanseldoodle, and thrives day-to-day with multiple food allergies, sensitivities, and chronic illness. She…
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Jessica L. Yarbrough is a writer based in Joshua Tree, CA whose work can be found on The Zoe Report, Marie Claire, SELF, Cosmopolitan, and Fashionista.com. When she’s not writing,…
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Cat Woods is an Australian freelance journalist. She’s a 500-hour yoga teacher, Pilates teacher and the founder of Ballet Sculpt. Her work encompasses wellbeing, fitness, travel, food, music, and design.
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Anjali Pinto is a writer and photographer in Chicago. Her photography and essays have been published in Chicago Magazine, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Bitch Magazine and Rolling Stone. After…
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Lea Ceasrine is a health and science journalist from New York City, now based in the Bay Area. As an avid runner and yogi, Lea is passionate about covering women’s…
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Robin Silver is a writer, cat mom, and self-identified international woman of mystery currently based in Brooklyn. She sporadically blogs here and can be found on Instagram @robinjay
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Kate is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn by way of San Francisco, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, and a generic Boston suburb. She writes mostly about health…
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Brooke Knisley is a freelance writer and Master’s student at Emerson College’s Writing and Publishing program. She loves traveling and garage rock. You won’t catch her climbing anymore, but she…
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Jen Glantz is the brains behind the business, Bridesmaid for Hire, the heart behind the blog, The Things I Learned From, and the main character inside of the Amazon-best selling…
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Tori Bilcik is a freelance writer and a recent graduate of Emerson College’s journalism department with a minor in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Her work has appeared in The…
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Lisa Sarnowski is a Business Strategist for Health and Wellness Coaches. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Daniele Boily is a mother of four amazing children, ranging in age from two years old to twenty-one years old. She lives in the majestic Kootenays in Southern British Columbia…
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Kelly McQuillan is a freelance writer from Vancouver Island, Canada. Her parenting and lifestyle writing has appeared in publications including Today’s Parent, The Globe and Mail, and Grok Nation. Along…
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Shanon Lee is a Survivor Activist & Storyteller with features on HuffPost Live, The Wall Street Journal, TV One and the REELZ Channel’s Scandal Made Me Famous. Her work appears…
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Taylor Romine is a writer, journalist, and photographer that lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. They focus on city and national politics from an intersectional feminist lens. In their…
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Kelley O’Brien is a chronically ill lesbian writer living in Ohio. She enjoys gardening, making jewelry, and marathoning Forensic Files with her girlfriend. You can find her on Twitter @killjoy_kelley.
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Michele Lovetri is a mother to fraternal twin boys conceived through a second round of IVF. She has been married to her husband and best friend since 2011. She is…
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Paloma Health is the first online medical practice providing improved care for hypothyroidism. The company offers access to thyroid doctors, lab tests, nutritional guidance, and prescriptions, all accessible from the…
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Allison Walton is a women’s integrative health specialist that currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. Her services and offerings support women struggling with hormone imbalances and menstrual-related pain, empowering them to…
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Lauren Rankin is a freelance writer covering reproductive rights and feminist politics. Her work has appeared at publications such as Allure, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Refinery29, Rolling Stone, SELF, Teen Vogue, and…
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Kimberly Rex is a freelance writer and blogger at WhenMommyMetRosie.com. She lives in Staten Island, New York with her husband and two daughters.
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Stacia M. Fleegal’s nonfiction has appeared in Salon, Scary Mommy, ESME (Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere), Quaint Magazine, and more. She is also the author of two full-length and three chapbook…
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Jessica Lynn is a writer living in Southern California. When she’s not writing, you can find her whipping up DIY skincare concoctions or playing Scrabble. She’s currently working on her…
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Kim Palmer is the Founder of Clementine, an app created by women, for women, that provides short, guided hypnotherapy sessions to boost confidence, reduce stress, and improve sleep.
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Alexandra has written for The Architect’s Newspaper, The L Magazine, and The New School’s Techtalk blog. She is currently in graduate school where her work focuses on collective memory.
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Allison Yates is a freelance writer based in Indiana. She loves cumbia, coconut water and podcasts. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter, @allisonyateswrites.
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Katie Bingham-Smith is a freelance writer living in Maine with her three kids. She is a staff writer for Scary Mommy and regular contributor to She Knows, Babble, Mom.me, Take,…
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Maxie McCoy is a writer and speaker obsessed with giving women the tools they need to believe in themselves. She’s the author of “You’re Not Lost: An Inspired Action Plan…
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Sarah is the Founder of Allevita.
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A.M. Kopf is a writer, editor, and nonprofit consultant with a strong emphasis in progressive and cause-based writing. Her work has appeared in The Establishment, GOOD Magazine, The Huffington Post,…
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Fiona Thomas is a freelance writer with a keen interest in mental health and social media. She has been published on Refinery29, Readers Digest, Healthline and Huffington Post. Her memoir…
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Marianna is an Arizona-based writer of all things female. She believes that a female body is a perfect machine and loving yourself means honoring it as such. Marianna is a…
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Monica Flamini lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is currently a teacher. She is going back to school this fall for her PhD in educational policy. She hopes to someday work…
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Abby Norman is an editor and author of ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain. Her work has been praised by the New…
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Laura Walton is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in Phoenix, Arizona. She specializes in working with grief and trauma from a mind-body perspective. She is the owner of the Phoenix…
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Hilda Burke is an integrated psychotherapist and couples counsellor, and author of the Phone Addiction Workbook. She also holds the position of guest lecturer at the London College of Fashion,…
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Christina Fixemer is a writer, mom, and disability and mental health advocate. As a person on the autism spectrum and with Bipolar Type 2, Christina uses her unique perspectives and…
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Natalie Bankhead is travel writer and eco-activist located in South America. She currently teaches yoga and leads experiential education programs in Peru.
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Cheryl Maguire holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She is the mother of twins and a daughter. Her writing has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count…
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Johanna DeCotis Smith is a freelance writer, environmental engineer, city dweller, gardener, bicycle advocate, city planning nerd, soccer fan, and adventurer. She enjoys spending time outside with family and friends,…
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This is a guest post from Zencare, a website that helps people find their ideal talk therapists. Visit Zencare.co to browse their vetted network of top therapists, including perinatal therapists,…
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Shona Marie is a writer both by trade and by nature. She’s a paradox in herself, either lazily enjoying the beach with her dog, or traveling on a whim to…
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Erin Gilmore is a yoga and meditation instructor. She grew up in Cape Cod where she coached swimming and dancing before discovering her true calling: yoga. Through her own struggles…
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Bewitched by the magic of France, Melissa Jane Cook is now an intrepid explorer. A lover of traversing the globe, she eagerly absorbs different cultures. Wooed by words and writers…
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Jackie Dishner, author of Backroads & Byways of Arizona, writes about relationships, travel and wellness. She lives in Phoenix.
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Ara’s breastfeeding experience led her to the microbiome and inspired a personal mission to explore the importance of microbes and how they can impact the health of our bodies, our…
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Naomi Elster has a PhD in breast cancer. She writes about science and an evidence-based approach to women’s issues. Both her nonfiction and fiction have been widely published, including by…
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Lindsay Michelle is a sex educator, advocate, and writer. Lindsay currently has curated her own blog, Sex Ed and the City, where she writes informative pieces on a wide range…
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Dania Khurshid is a patient care lead at The Pill Club.
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Caroline is a certified women’s health and life coach based in San Francisco, CA. Learn more at www.carolinezwickson.com.
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Lindsay lives in Atlanta with her husband and adorable beagle mutt. She can never turn down Jeni’s ice cream, has 15+ houseplants, and is trying to learn to forage for…
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Jessica Madden, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist who has been taking care of newborn babies for over 15 years. She is currently on staff in the neonatal intensive…
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Peaches Pleasant has been a writer all her life, and a professional dominatrix for about a year.
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Lychelle Hollback is a stay-at-home mom, military wife and freelance writer. She was born and raised in Wisconsin but now resides in Southeast Virginia. When she’s not making memories with…
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Lili is a freelance writer mainly covering small business marketing with personal essays on faith, health and travel.
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Heather Michon is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Salon, the Washington Post, and other publications. Visit her online at heathermichon.info.
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Erin Bunch is an LA-based screenwriter, documentary producer, ghostwriter, and freelance journalist whose work has appeared on Well+Good, Brides, Nylon, Bustle, The Zoe Report, Allure, The Coveteur, HelloGiggles, The EveryGirl,…
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Meron Fessehaye is a medical student and freelance writer in North Carolina. She is passionate about the intersections of health, medicine, and justice. Leaning into spirituality and community have helped…
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Shaina Kerrigan is the founder of Molly Jones, which provides cannabis education and consultation for moms.
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Kate Torgersen is the founder and CEO of Milk Stork.
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Heather Lutz is a birth advocate and mother of four, having had every birth experience under the sun! You can usually find her drinking coffee, hiking the North Georgia mountains…
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Louise is an associate marriage and family therapist who believes that we deserve to explore our bodies, intimacy, and desire with awareness and intention. Louise is committed to helping individuals…
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Aly Johnson is a freelance writer and can be found at www.bertieandotherstories.com. She has a passion for lifestyle, food, health, fitness and business topics. Her writing has appeared in the…
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Rachelle Poitras is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, Herbalist and founder of Metanoia, an online journal that inspires awareness in breast health. She shares her experiences of dealing with breast fibroids…
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Named by Women’s Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and the world and by The Root 100 as one of the most influential…
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Tracy E. Hopkins is a health, travel and entertainment writer in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has appeared in The Associated Press, amNewYork, Everyday Health, Essence and Woman’s Day.
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Parker Sealy is a beauty & fashion photographer in the Atlanta Area. She graduated from the advertising portfolio school, The Creative Circus in 2016 and has a B.A. in Visual…
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Sindha Agha is a filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles and a 2018 Sundance Ignite fellow.
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Sam Milam is a freelance writer, social justice advocate, and photographer. She is also a kombucha-drinking mother of two from the Pacific Northwest who loves her intentional living parenting blog,…
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Julie Sawaya and Ryan Woodbury are the co-founders of Needed, a nutrition company on a mission to empower women to understand and meet their needs before, during, and after pregnancy.…
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Carrie Horn has evolved with the media industry during her 17-year publishing career. Her latest adventure blends all of her experiences with newspapers, books, and digital media into her freelance…
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Liisa Kann is a writer, actress, and content curator at Weave. She currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington.
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Jody Ellis is a freelance writer, screenwriter and author. Her work includes regular publication in national magazines, online content, copywriting, award-winning screenplays and two published books. She can be reached…
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Shannon Dixon is the marketing manager for Zaya Care, a virtual network of licensed nurse midwives, doulas, and lactation consultants with the mission to help moms feel physically and emotionally…
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Jill L. Ferguson is the author of seven books, an artist, a consultant and the founder of Women’s Wellness Weekends. Follow her on Twitter, @JLFerg.
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Chaney Williams is a Womanist living in Northern Kentucky. She is a MFA Creative Writing: Poetry graduate from Murray State University and is a trained and certifying doula with Doula…
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Marris is a freelance writer who is passionate about health and wellness, particularly in the areas of mental health and women’s health. She hopes that her articles will play a…
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Diane Glazman has written articles on a wide range of topics including finance, women’s health, business, travel, Holocaust survivors, Harley Davidson motorcycles, and nuclear waste. She lives in the San…
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Gay Browne is an environmental health advisor, writer, and founder of Greenopia, a comprehensive city guide of sustainable businesses to help consumers eat, shop, and live green. Her book “Living…
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Mia Seipel is the founder and CEO of Boob. Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, after her education at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, she worked as an Art…
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Fiona Tapp is a freelance writer and educator. Her work has been featured on The Washington Post, New York Post, HuffPost, Brides, SheKnows and Parent.co among many others. She is…
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Michelle Kennedy is the Founder & CEO of Peanut.
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Andrew Doan is a father of three and co-founder of the bökee. He has a background in Engineering and Manufacturing.
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Donyae Coles is a healing justice writer. Her work deals with helping resist oppression and support those who exist with one or many marginlizations. You can follow her on Twitter…
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Anne Thompson is a performing arts teacher, part-time writer, and full-time curious human who lives and learns in beautiful Squamish, BC, Canada.
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Kayla is a California native based in Atlanta, GA where she writes about photography, sports, travel, and more. In addition to writing, you can usually find Kayla striving to chip…
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Brianna Rader is the CEO/Co-Founder of Juicebox, the first mobile resource for sex and relationships. She built a network of sex and relationship coaches that are accessible through an iPhone…
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The First and Only Birth Control App. The intelligent app that effectively prevents pregnancy without hormones.
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Steph Coelho is a freelance writer focusing on home & garden, health, wellness, and other lifestyle topics. When she’s not click-clacking away on her keyboard she’s either digging in the…
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Janine is a southern-based food and travel writer.
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Kira Kikla is a freelance writer focusing on feminism and art criticism. She graduated in 2014 with a BFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design and in…
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Amber Lilyestrom is a mother, wife, branding strategist and business coach who supports women on a mission turn their passions in to heart-centered brands and thriving businesses that make a…
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Erene Hadjiioannou is an Integrative Psychotherapist, Writer, and Speaker based in Leeds, England. She specialises in working with the traumatic impact of sexual violence, and considers that activism in service…
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