Our Writing Team
The Roots Of Loneliness Project has a diverse, experienced, and empathetic team of researchers, subject matter experts, content creators, and writers.

Current Authors:

I am the author of A Stabbing for Sadie, Kiss Me Like You Love Me, and The Finster Effect as well as a goodly number of short stories, novellas, artic...more
Having suffered from depression, anxiety, loneliness, and suicidal thoughts since childhood, my path wasn’t always a smooth one. Through the power of ...more
I'm Justin Perlman, a comedian and writer based in Atlanta. Growing up in a small Massachusetts town as an artsy, queer, nerd with undiagnosed ADHD ga...more
I often tell people that I talk for a living but I do so much more. I use every form of communication — speech, written word, video, you name it — bec...more
I am a freelance writer with a passion for mental health and wellness. I know firsthand what it's like to struggle with depression and loneliness, and...more
As an extroverted introvert (yes, that’s totally a thing), I often joke that I became a writer so I could speak to the masses without actually having ...more
Hello, I’m Chrissy. I'm a corporate desk jockey by day, but writing is where my true passion lies and I've always had a great affection for old school...more
I’m a PhD psychologist, writer, and coach. I write articles about dating, relationships, mental health, and maybe a few science-y ones just to keep yo...more
I have been a recreational therapist for 8 years at The Mount Sinai Hospital in the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance in New York Cit...more
Emily Deaton
I discovered my passion for writing when I wrote 30 pages about talking wolves in the fifth grade. Since then, I’ve fallen in love with storytelling. ...more
I am a standup comic based in Chicago. In my comedy and my writing, I gravitate toward talking about the absurdness of life and the experience of bein...more
Hi there, I’m Helen. I have always loved writing; anything from stories and articles to limericks in birthday cards. I find the creative process of st...more
I’m a comedy writer living in Los Angeles who also happens to write about loneliness. I hope to share my knowledge and experience with different types...more
Traveling, writing, and teaching are three things you can find me doing at any given moment. I have a Doctorate in Education and am bilingual in Engli...more
Hi, I’m Saprina. I’m a storyteller and artist with a deep curiosity about the world and the people in it. I love all manner of storytelling: from writ...more
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From time to time, we commission writers with special skill sets, life experiences, and knowledge to contribute to The Roots Of Loneliness Project on ...more
I’m a lesbian Aquarius living in Brooklyn, New York. I like to think about things and read about things. I enjoy writing, as well, and I’m a firm beli...more