Gretchen Gales

Gretchen is a writer with Tourette Syndrome based in Virginia. Her work primarily focuses on disabilities, health, wellness, and culture. Gretchen’s pieces have appeared in The Huffington Post, Next Avenue, Your Tango, Bustle, and others. Gretchen is the author of Agora (Alien Buddha Press, 2023), a poetry chapbook on her journey navigating agoraphobia. Find more of her work at or