Brianna Wiest is a writer and partner at The Thought & Expression Co., which houses the writing platform Thought Catalog, creative goods boutique Shop Catalog, independent publishing house Thought Catalog Books, and advertising agency The Thought Catalog Agency.


As a writer for 7 years, Brianna's work on emotional intelligence and personal development was published by local, national and international publications, reaching millions of readers on platforms such as The Huffington Post, Medium, USA Today, and Forbes, where she was a senior contributor. 


Brianna is the author of the books '101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think,' (2016), 'Salt Water: Poems On Healing.& Wholeness,' (2017), 'The Mountain Is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery,' (2020) and three other collections of poetry and prose, all published by Thought Catalog Books, and distributed worldwide. 


Brianna's work has been featured on or reviewed by NBC News, Cosmopolitan, PANK Magazine, WGN Chicago, HuffPost Live, LNP, The Farmingdale Observer, The Elvis Duran Show, and other national programs. Previously, Brianna worked as a journalist, news and lifestyle writer for publications such as Allure, Teen Vogue, and BustleShe earned her B.A. in English, Professional Writing and Gender Studies from Elizabethtown College.


Originally from Long Island, New York, Brianna currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband. They spend their time between the city, outdoors, and traveling as often as they can.