Emily Laurence Emily Laurence is a journalist, freelance writer, and certified health coach living in Raleigh, North Carolina. She specializes in writing about health, lifestyle, and social justice. She also enjoys writing for teens. Her work can regularly be seen on sites including Forbes, The Huffington Post, Parade, and Shape as well as in Girl's Life magazine. Emily spent six years as an editor and writer at Well+Good, covering everything from food trends to serious issues like the opioid crisis in America, gun violence, and women being sexually abused in hospital settings. Prior to Well+Good, Emily covered well-being for Metro newspaper and was the entertainment editor at Seventeen.com. She's worked at Twist magazine and ELLE.com, and has written for TeenVogue.com, MarieClaire.com, MTV.com, and many more publications. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.