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Lauren Rowello



Mental Health, Queer Identity



As a writer, I seek to use my own authenticity and passion for research to help readers discover more about themselves and other people. I truly believe that the more we understand about our human experience and each other, the better the world will become.

— Lauren Rowello


Lauren Rowello is a freelance journalist who explores issues around mental health, parenting, trans and queer identity, relationships, and more recently, COVID-19. Their work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Self, Marie Claire, Health, and various other national publications.

With lived experience about many of the topics they cover, Rowello is a passionate reporter whose work underlines the need for accessibility and affirmation.


Rowello has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an undergraduate and post-baccalaureate education that focused on trauma and queer identity. Their research also explored intersections of those topics with spirituality and religious traumas.

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Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, therapists, health journalists, and other mental health experts. These individuals are specifically selected for both their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

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