Emily Laurence is a journalist and certified health coach living in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently, she's a senior writer at Well+Good, covering everything from food trends to serious issues like high-functioning depression, the opioid crisis in America, gun violence, and shamans taking advantage of women.
Prior to Well+Good, Emily covered wellbeing for Metro newspaper and was the entertainment editor at Seventeen.com, overseeing the Celebrities, Love, and Health channels. She's also written features for the magazine, including an 8-page Hot Guys package and a One Direction cover story. She's worked at Twist magazine and ELLE.com, and has written for TeenVogue.com, MarieClaire.com, MTV.com, Girls' Life magazine, Brit + Co, Levo, StyleCaster, and New York Press.
In addition to working at Well+Good, Emily is a contributing editor for Girlfriend magazine Australia, writing monthly features about sex, mental health, and feminism. She also writes one article each issue for the As Told By You section, profiling teen girls with extraordinary stories. She's written about a teen living with H.I.V., teen millionaires, a teen who doesn't physically feel pain, and other one-of-a-kind tales.
Emily graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she studied magazine journalism and child & family studies. While in college, she was features editor of 20 Watts, the campus music magazine, wrote for The Daily Orange as well as several on-campus magazines including Jerk and Equal Time.