Abby Norman is a science writer based in New England. Her work has been featured in Harper's, The Independent, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, Futurism, Paste, Seventeen, Atlas Obscura, Medium, and others.
She has been interviewed and profiled by NPR/WNYC, The New York Times, Playboy, Forbes, Glamour, and Bitch Magazine. Her work has been praised by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Book Riot, Broadly, BUST, Bitch, Rewire, and many other international media outlets.
One of her recent essays made the 2017 Notting Hill Editions’ longlist for their annual Essay Prize.
As a patient & advocate, she has been a board member, speaker, and presenter at several conferences including Stanford University’s Stanford Medicine X and the Endometriosis Foundation of America. She has received education and training in a number of healthcare-related endeavors, including basic life support, FEMA-certification for HAZMAT, certified health literacy coaching through The Dartmouth Institute, and is a past member of the Maine Public Health Association.
She’s lent her experience as a patient and advocate to several technical expert panels through the National Partnership for Women and Families’ CORE Network, including Yale University, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
Abby lives on the coast of Maine with her dog, Whimsy.