Heather Tirado Gilligan

Heather Tirado Gilligan is a journalist who has written for publications including Slate, The Nation, CNN, the Washington Post, and USA Today. Previously, she was executive editor of the California Health Report, a news nonprofit covering disparities in health and access to health care.

Heather received a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley and a PhD in English from Rutgers University, where she studied race in American culture. She writes about history — especially the history of race in the United States — health, parenting and other subjects.


Should You Take Young Kids To A Pride Parade?

ByHeather Tirado Gilligan

Kids can join in Pride, but there are conversations you should have beforehand.


How To Stop Overthinking Everything

ByHeather Tirado Gilligan

Trapped in your head? It happens. Here are a few strategies to help you escape.


How to Support a Spouse Who’s Returning to Work: 4 Things to Remember

ByHeather Tirado Gilligan

It's a major transition. This is what to keep in mind.