Award-winning writer, speaker, and advocate
Kelly Cervantes is an award-winning writer, speaker, and advocate best known for her blog Inchstones, where she shared the stress, love, and joy that came with parenting her medically complex daughter, Adelaide. Since Adelaide’s passing, Kelly has continued to write candidly about her arduous and, at times, contradictory grief journey. Her 2023 book is Normal Broken: The Grief Companion for When It’s Time to Heal But You’re Not Sure You Want To.
Cervantes has been published in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Cosmopolitan, as well as quoted in the New York Times, CNN, and People. She is the current board chair for the nonprofit CURE Epilepsy and hosts their biweekly podcast, Seizing Life, where she interviews scientists, doctors, and individuals affected by epilepsy.
Cervantes currently resides in Maplewood, NJ, with her husband, Miguel Cervantes (currently starring in Hamilton on Broadway), four children, and their two dogs.