Jennifer 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.
Social Drinking Is Back. So Are Hangovers.
Going out to bars again? Prepare to feel some type of way after.
The Return Of Awkward Small Talk
What to say to someone you haven’t seen since 2019.
'Married At First Sight' Doesn’t Need Happily Ever Afters
A wedding is baked into the premise, but more often than not, so is a divorce. But is that a bad thing?
Fertility Awareness Is Controversial. These Women Opted For It Anyway.
The birth control method helped some feel a sense of control during an out-of-control year.
“I Just Have Nothing Nice To Say”
How Millennials are attempting to rebuild the relationships with their Trump-supporting parents.
Chrissy Teigen Shares What She Wishes She Did Before Trying To Get Pregnant
"You have such googly eyes going into your 20s — you don’t expect that you’re going to be one of those people who experiences anything negative.”
How I Paid It Off
I Sold Rodan + Fields To Pay Off $100k In Student Loans
“I will never let my future children do what I did.”
Your COVID Vaccine Brand Is Basically Your New Zodiac Sign
People who’ve been vaccinated share how they’re bonding with others who got their same shot.
How I Paid It Off
I Donated My Eggs To Pay Off My Student Loans
“It was such a no-brainer.”
What An OB-GYN Wants You To Know If Your Period Is Weird Post-Vaccine
“I had the worst cramps of my existence.”
How One COVID Vaccine Angel Was Able To Get 21 People Vaccinated
Carlin, 35, explains how she gets people their shots on top of her day job.
A New Bill Would Fix A Major Issue With Caring For Sexual Assault Survivors
“I have a feeling we’re going to be shocked on how bad it is.”
Arkansas’ Latest Anti-Abortion Laws Include A Mandatory Hotline
“Adopting restriction after restriction has become rote in Arkansas.”
How Indigenous Women Repealed New Mexico’s Longstanding Abortion Ban
“This is why we have to get our stories out.”
What It’s Like To Get The COVID Vaccine Because Of Your BMI
"I am eligible, but do I need the vaccine?"
Who Makes The “I Got Vaccinated!” Stickers Anyway?
“When I see women I know from church in my hometown posting pictures of their stickers … I see people with a sense of hope after a really long year.”
How A Dietitian & Activist Coped After Gaining 100K Instagram Followers
“All the time and energy I spend on Instagram posts is made worth it when Black women can see themselves in this conversation.”
Here’s What COVID Brain Fog Feels Like — And What To Do About It
“It seems so silly that you couldn’t automatically think of what you wanted immediately.”
GameStop Stocks Are The Internet’s Main Character This Week
Plus, what the drama means for making investing more accessible.
Abortion Advocates’ Biggest Priorities For The Next 4 Years
Forty-eight years since Roe v. Wade, there’s still a lot of work to do.