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Grace Birnstengel

Grace Birnstengel is an editor, reporter and writer for Next Avenue focused on in-depth storytelling and America's diverse experiences of aging, including a series on the first generation aging with HIV/AIDS and ongoing coverage of family caregivers of color and LGBTQ family caregivers. She's fascinated by how the intersections of our identities affect how we navigate growing older.

Grace joined Next Avenue in 2017 after years covering music, arts and culture both locally and nationally. Her work has appeared in Twin Cities Pride Magazine, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, City Pages, The Riveter Magazine, Stereogum.com, 89.3 The Current, VICE's Live Nation TV and more.

Grace holds a bachelor of arts in journalism and gender, women and sexuality studies from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.

She lives in Minneapolis and works in St. Paul. (She has no allegiance to either Twin City.) She enjoys live music, thrift shopping and country dancing.

Reach her by email at [email protected].

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