Ginger O’Donnell


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

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.


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Freedom Through Food

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A Powerful Lift

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Space for STEM

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