Brianna Wiest is a news writer at Romper, where she covers stories on maternal and mental health, human interest, politics, pop culture and entertainment. Brianna has written thousands of articles on emotional intelligence, wellness, lifestyle and news. She is a senior contributor at Forbes, a top contributor at Medium, and is regularly published in half a dozen national publications. Brianna is the author of five books, including 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think, and Salt Water: Poems On Healing & Wholeness. She has a B.A. in professional writing and gender studies. When she's not writing, Brianna is traveling, working on renovating her home with her husband, reading, and learning to cook. She lives in Pennsylvania. You can follow her on Instagram at @briannawiest, and learn more about her at