About Me

Melissa GoppMy name is Melissa Gopp. I help people navigate trauma by voicing and sharing our stories.

Sharing when it’s tough is what I do. For better or worse, it often comes naturally for me. In addition to the healing catharsis I feel from my own sharing, what inspires me are the stories that get let loose in return by the people—often women—with whom I share.

Professionally, I worked nine years as senior writer and editor for a DC-based maternal health nonprofit. My writing has appeared in Yoga Journal, The Writer, Jacksonville Mom, Divorcemag.com, and Community Health Forum magazine.

I am not a therapist, attorney, or any other sort of divorce or mental health professional. I am a beach bum at heart and passionate about using my writing and experiences to help people navigate life’s challenges.

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