Katie Reilly is a freelance journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her late 20s, Katie’s parents died of ALS and cancer within years of each other. The grief that ensued often inspires her work. In addition to grief, Katie's writing focuses on women's health, mental health, and parenting. has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, Parents magazine, Elle magazine, USA Today, and Newsweek, among other publications. She is currently working on a children's book about grief.