Kelly Meldrum is a writer, reader, em dash abuser, and mental health advocate who hopes to contribute to the global mental health conversation to erase the stigma of mental illness.

Kelly wrote and edited copy as a marketing professional for over a decade. She has written for Adoption.com, Motherly, The Krazy Coupon Lady, and her now defunct blog, Stuff Moms Like. In February 2016, her essay about a mass shooting in her home town was featured on the front page of The Huffington Post. Her original tweets have appeared in print in Reader’s Digest and online in The Chicago Tribune, Babble, and Funny or Die.

She is currently writing a memoir on surviving mental illness in a family plagued by serial suicide.

Editing credits: Fine Art Golf Photography by Brian D. Morgan (2003); The I Peter 3 Girls by Marlene Lawson (2013); Does This Outfit Make Me Look Fat? by Marlene Lawson (2015); The Merchant’s Pearl by Amie O’Brien (2016); Winds of Change by Amie O’Brien (WIP).