Melissa GoppMelissa Gopp is a single mom who works from home as a blogger and freelance writer. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the University of North Florida, which she uses to help keep herself and her boys happy and healthy. In addition to working as a writer and editor for a DC-based maternal health nonprofit, Melissa has written for Yoga Journal, The Writer, and Community Health Forum magazine. She is a beach bum at heart and passionate about using her writing to help women navigate life’s challenges.

WomanSpeak.org holds space for women going through trauma, transition, and transformation with a special focus on single moms. There is power in telling our stories between women of different generations and life stages. Through story, WomanSpeak.org encourages exploration and dialogue about key components and milestones on the path to healing, including:

  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Forgiveness
  • Independence
  • Rebuilding

WomanSpeak.org also shares resources for healing and living, like:

  • Stress management tips
  • Single parenting and co-parenting
  • Dating and relationships
  • Recommended reading
  • Support groups
  • Helpful professionals
  • Practical tips for navigating daily life

Please look around (Herstory is a good place to start) and spread the word to other women in your life who you think could benefit from this story-telling community.


Any information revealed on www.womanspeak.org about people whose lives have intersected with my own is shared in the spirit of helping myself and others to connect and heal. I recognize that their memories of the events described on this site are different than my own. This site is not intended to hurt anyone. I regret any unintentional harm resulting from the publishing of my stories and others on www.womanspeak.org.


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