Tonya Russell

Tonya Russell


Tonya Russell is a Philadelphia-based journalist with a passion for mental health, wellness, and culture. When she's not writing, she's training for a marathon or riding horses. To read more of her writing or see photos of her dogs, follow her on Instagram or Twitter.


Russell's words can be found in the New York Times, Washington Post, Self, Allure, Women’s Health, Health, and Marie Claire. 

Recently, she's written about the physiological effects of racism, implicit bias in medicine, and how parents can talk to their children about race.

She also leads workshops on self-care for working women and racial sensitivity for corporations and schools. As a panelist, she frequently participates in discussions on mental health, activism, and workplace wellness.


 Bachelor's of Science in Journalism from St. John's University

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