Tonya Abari

Tonya Abari
Tonya Abari

Lives In

Nashville, Tennessee

Tonya Abari is a freelance contributor to TripSavvy. She is a Maryland native who currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • 2020 Hurston Wright Foundation Writers' Week participant in creative nonfiction
  • National Endowment of Humanities workshop facilitator
  • SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) member and 2020 SCBWI MidSouth Equity and Inclusion author scholarship recipient


Tonya Abari is a classroom teacher-turned-intersectional freelance writer. Her words have appeared in Good Housekeeping, AARP's Sisters Letter, Romper, USA Today, Prevention, The Kitchn, The Writer's Magazine, ZORA, and more. Abari has several vertical interests, including domestic travel, personal wellness, culture, parenting and family, food, history, and literature.


She holds a double Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, where she first studied journalism until switching to English and Secondary English Education, focusing on creative nonfiction writing. 

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