Writer. Activist. Feminist.
Cosmopolitan Magazine dubbed 2015 “The Year The Period Went Public”…and there is so much more now happening in 2016 to make this year one for the record books.
At the fore of commentary and advocacy is Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, a leading voice for equitable menstrual policy in America. Bustle named her one of the nation’s “badass menstrual activists.” Newsweek deemed her the “architect of the U.S. policy campaign to squash the tampon tax.” NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras said she “catapulted menstrual equity into a national conversation…the advocate every cause hopes for.”
Jen is the author of the forthcoming book, PERIODS GONE PUBLIC (Skyhorse, Sept. 2017), which tells the full story of the emerging political movement for menstrual equity.
Her four-part series in The New York Times shed new light on the issue here at home and globally, as have her op-eds in TIME, Bloomberg, Newsweek, the New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan, The Nation, Ms. Magazine and others. She is cited widely in the media, including by The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Essence, Upworthy, Mic, VICE, CNN, NPR, MSNBC and Yahoo Health, as well as by experts at the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Kinsey Institute.
In partnership with Cosmopolitan, Jen spearheaded the first U.S. “No Tax on Tampons” change.org petition, which now has more than 60,000 signatures.
By day, Jen is a vice president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. She serves on the Boards of Support the Girls and Girls Helping Girls. Period., and as an Advisory Board member of ZanaAfrica Foundation, which provides menstrual health education and products to girls in Kenya.