Gabrielle Rocha Rios


Gabrielle is a Brazilian-American currently living in Washington, DC where she's pursuing a PhD in International Psychology. She's a communications/journalism, international non-profits professional, and a mental, occupational, and women's health researcher.

  1. Health
    The Cost of Sharing My Mental Health Story

    Ever since I wrote my first post about my mental health struggles on over two years ago, I've questioned…

  2. Health
    Taking Care of my Gynecological Health Is a Feminist Act

    Uterus, cervix, vagina and vulva are not dirty or embarrassing words.

  3. Menstruation
    The Importance of Menstrual Health Education

    Lack of education about menstruation is one of the many barriers to achieving adequate menstrual hygiene worldwide.

  4. Economics
    Tampon Tax and the Fight for Menstrual Equity

    The financial burden of sales tax on menstrual products is a significant health and economic issue.

  5. Health
    My Not-So-Easy Mental Health Recovery Journey

    I’ve noticed that many of the stories I encounter about mental health tend to focus either on the darkest moments…

  6. Tech
    Her male classmates weren’t thrilled about women engineers.

    This blog post was originally posted on as part of a project with Girls’ Globe, Upworthy and Johnson & Johnson.