Julia Metraux

Julia Métraux
Education: The New School, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Expertise: Chronic illness, mental health, disability
  • Member of Association of Healthcare Journalists
  • Lives with vasculitis, TBI and hearing loss


Julia Métraux is a health and culture writer whose work has appeared in DAME, Narratively, Verywell, Bitch Media, Insider, Poynter and others. She’s a reporter for Richmond Pulse, a blogger for JSTOR Daily, and a contributing editor at Narratively.

Métraux’s lived experience trying to adjust to live with vasculitis and a traumatic brain injury makes her passionate about telling stories about how people’s chronic health conditions can impact both their physical and mental health.

I want to write articles that help people living with chronic health conditions to better understand their conditions.


Métraux received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies from the New School in New York City. She is currently working on her master's degree at the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, focusing on narrative writing.

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