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Jennifer Weiss-Wolf


Jennifer Weiss-Wolf was the inaugural Women and Democracy Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. A frequent writer and advocate on issues of gender and politics in America, her work has been published in the New York TimesLos Angeles Times, TIME, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Teen VogueMarie Claire, Glamour, and Harper’s Bazaar, among others.

She is the author of the book Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity (Arcade 2017), praised by Gloria Steinem as “the beginning of liberation for us all.” Periods Gone Public earned starred reviews by Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and The Washington Post called it “a riveting read…a promising call to smart activism.” In 2021, she organized the Brennan Center series, “Abortion is Essential to Democracy.” Her forthcoming book, Period. Full Stop. The Politics of Menopause, will be published by NYU Press in 2024.

Weiss-Wolf simultaneously serves as executive director for partnerships and strategy at Ms. magazine, the historic feminist publication. She sits on the board of the Feminist Press and on the editorial board of the Fund for Women’s Equality 'Equal Voice, Equal Future" initiative.

She previously served for more than a decade as the Brennan Center’s chief fundraiser and vice president, directing the Center’s exponential growth in revenue across all portfolios. In that role, she conceptualized and coedited the 2015 volume Legal Change: Lessons from America’s Social Movements.

Weiss-Wolf earned a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was editor in chief of the Cardozo Women’s Law Journal. 

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