Making Peace With My Writing Career One Walk at a Time
With every step, I realized I didn’t have to be juggling All The Things to be a worthwhile member of society. I just needed to exist.
Gina Loveless writes for three year olds and fifty-three year olds. For adults, she’s written about mental health and a series of profiles for Men’s Health. For children, she’s the author of five books, most recently the humorous, all-gender inclusive nonfiction book Puberty Is Gross but Also Really Awesome. Normalizing the conversation around mental health is a deep passion of hers. This is her first personal essay.
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