Abby Norman is a science writer and editor based in New England. Her work has been featured in both print and online publications including The Rumpus, Paste Magazine, The Independent, Medium, Seventeen, Upworthy, Cosmopolitan, Atlas Obscura, and others. She has been interviewed by Forbes, Glamour, The New York Times, Bustle, Huff Post Live as well as a number of podcasts and international radio programs. One of her recent essays made the 2017 Notting Hill Editions’ longlist for their annual Essay Prize.
In 2014, she founded a publication on Medium, Ask Me About My Uterus, which amassed a readership of over 10k in its inaugural year and has been covered by Glamour, The Daily Dot, Bustle, and others.
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.
She lives on the coast of Maine with her dog, Whimsy.