BioJennifer Gerson is a journalist who reports on the intersection of health, gender, politics and culture for Bustle. At Bustle, she contributes in-depth features that take a human interest approach to understanding the way we live now. A long-time reporter and writer, she has written about everything from the changing landscape of abortion regulation at the state-level to the way fake women's health centers target college-age women, from the way reality television reflects current cultural standards on sex and relationships to the way reproductive rights have changed the political landscape in Georgia.
Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, Teen Vogue, The New York Times, Insider, Marie Claire, Glamour, Mic, and other national publications. Gerson was the recipient of the 2015 Maggie Award for her reproductive and sexual health reporting work at Yahoo Health. In 2019, she was twice nominated by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), for her work in Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, respectively. Gerson was one of the founding editors of Jezebel.com and the founding fashion editor of RalphLauren.com.
A native Atlantan, Jennifer lives in her hometown with her husband, daughter, and very sneaky cat, and is grateful to live and work in a place where so many critical national issues play out in her own backyard. When she isn't waiting outside the ballet studio for her daughter, she can be found eagerly consuming the Internet meme of the day or watching reality TV where people are expected to fall in love.