Grace is a journalist and multimedia storyteller with a passion for amplifying underrepresented voices. She thrives on creating and developing authentic, relevant, multi-platform content—digital, podcasts, print, video—that deeply engages audiences and propels people to action. Most recently, she was appointed the editor in chief of Parents, a national media brand founded in 1926. Her innate understanding of women and families across different demographics is an invaluable asset that has also positioned her as a thought leader on a variety of stages. She has moderated and guested on panels, presented at conferences, and shared her opinion on live television. Most recently, she co-hosted and served as a producer on a podcast geared towards mothers that led to a guest-hosting opportunity at NPR. While she is passionate about creating immersive audio stories, she loves the written word and has contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and New York magazine, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn with my husband and young daughters. In her free time, she serves as an ambassador for the Good+ Foundation, a nonprofit working to break the cycle of family poverty.
“As a longtime mentor with Girls Write Now, I saw firsthand how this organization inspires and empowers young people to harness the power of their own stories. The impact of that goes well beyond the words on the page. By crafting their own narratives, mentees are given the support to dream big, create the change they want to see, and even find emotional healing. It is truly a gift for the next generation to have access to this uplifting community, especially in today’s complicated world.”
—GRACE BASTIDAS, Editor-In-Chief, Parents.