Mel Van De Graaff

Mel Van De Graaff

Health Journalist


Sexual health, LGBTQ+ health, Mental health


Westminster College



Mel is a transgender journalist and content writer. They have a BA in Communication and started writing for a local paper in 2012. They've been writing professionally ever since.

As a transgender and neurodivergent individual, Mel knows what it feels like to live in the margins. They've been using their writing as their advocacy work since coming out as trans in early 2017.

While Mel has written on over a dozen different beats, their specialties include LGBTQ+ issues, sexual health, and mental health.

When they're not writing about health issues, they're advocating for transgender rights and fighting the stigma against those with Dissociative Identity Disorder.


Mel graduated with a bachelor of arts in communication and media studies from Westminster College.

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