Ginger O’Donnell

Writer

Ginger O’Donnell (she/her) is an editor and writer with a background in teaching, the performing arts, and diversity, equity and inclusion in education. Her writing career has afforded her the privilege of interviewing and profiling highly talented artists, educators, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists for a variety of print and online publications.

A proud St. Louis native, Ginger grew up in Glendale and now makes her home in Maplewood. She relishes the chance to uplift the city’s many positive community stories as a contributor to theSTL.com.

When she’s not putting pen to the page, she enjoys cooking, dance, yoga, and reading, as well as caring for her rescue dog and cat, Tex and George.

Contributions


All Around Art

Artist, teacher, and St. Louis native Marley Billie D creates boldly colorful, mixed-media artworks that borrow inspiration from her upbringing…

Marley Billie D.

Mapping
Tomorrow

Through her nonprofit workforce development organization, Gateway Global, Zekita Armstrong Asuquo is training under-resourced high school students for entry-level jobs…

Harnessing Talent

Entrepreneur and talent recruiter Anjie Sanford has launched a new program through BioSTL that offers minority college students internships at…

Anjie Sanford, talent recruitment & inclusive entrepreneur development lead at BioSTL

A New View

As president and CEO of the Missouri Historical Society, Jody Sowell focuses on telling stories about St. Louis’ past that…

Manufacturing the Future

Southwestern Illinois College leads the way in educating the next generation of manufacturing workers, helping to realize the vision of…

A Promising
Prescription

Educator-turned-entrepreneur Marcus Howard is raising the standard of pharmacy care with the launch of GreaterHealth Pharmacy & Wellness in the…

A Reading
Revolution

For more than 25 years, Ready Readers has helped advance social and racial equity in St. Louis by bolstering literacy…

Tastes of Home

Nearly 30 years ago, Shayn Prapaisilp’s parents introduced Thai food to St. Louis. Now Prapaisilp is leading the family business…

A Broad Canvas

At Onyx Dagger in Lafayette Square, Valencia Miller combines fine art with tattoo art, supporting local painters in St. Louis…

Cooking Up

Propel Kitchens is building health and wealth within the historically under-resourced community of the St. Louis Promise Zone by providing…

Fine Print

At Central Print, Marie Oberkirsch passes on the art of traditional letterpress printmaking to future generations, while using the craft…

Life-Saving Science

Dr. Sarah George and other researchers at Saint Louis University School of Medicine’s Center for Vaccine Development are leading national…

The Future of Farming

Creve Coeur-based Climate LLC is helping transform the possibilities, profits and precision of farming in the digital age.

Freedom Through Food

Urban farmer Tyrean “Heru” Lewis brings fresh produce to underserved communities and advocates for more equitable growing practices across St.…

A Powerful Lift

As the executive director of Paralympic operations at Logan University, Kelley Humphries-Mascoll is advancing the Paralympic movement in St. Louis…

Space for STEM

With Black Girls Do STEM, chemist Cynthia Chapple and her team are carving out an inclusive space for young Black…

Climbing High

With So iLL, the Chancellor family has created an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally conscious experience for the modern urban rock climber,…