Tonya Russell
Tonya Russell

Tonya Russell

Freelance Writer


Wellness, Mental Health


St. John's University



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.


She earned a Bachelor of Science in journalism from St. John's University.

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