Gina Ryder is a journalist and educator based in New York City. Some of the topics she covers include trauma, substance use, mental health, and what it means to heal. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Reader’s Digest, Glamour, and many other outlets. Gina has facilitated storytelling programs in healthcare settings, centers for recovery, and homeless shelters. She’s taught several university writing courses including medical humanities through CUNY. She’s a former editor with HuffPost where she worked with hundreds of contributors to tell personal stories that connected with thousands of readers. Read more at her website or connect with Gina on Twitter.