Jennifer Gerson is a reporter on our breaking news team. She 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 for her work in Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. She was also one of the founding editors of Jezebel.com.
‘The Nursery’ calls attention to the intensity and loneliness of postpartum life
Szilvia Molnar talks to The 19th about her debut novel and the desire to capture the gritty realities of motherhood in literature.
Only 1 percent of abortions in Utah took place in a hospital. Soon, that’s the only place they’ll be allowed.
The overwhelming majority of the abortions in Utah were performed in clinics, according to 2020 data exclusively shared with The 19th. But a new law will ban clinics from performing the procedure.
The radio divide: How airplay reinforces the gender gap in country music
Radio is highlighted as one of the greatest barriers to access in country music — leaving women artists struggling to top the charts in a system that “has to change,” experts say.
The Chicks were silenced over politics. 20 years later, those lessons shaped country music’s new generation.
Margo Price, Lindsay Ell and Harper Grae spoke to The 19th about the ramifications of being ‘too popular, too opinionated, too loud.’
NPR's Michel Martin heads to ‘Morning Edition’ with a focus on ‘the stories that we don’t want to talk about’
As the veteran journalist prepares to host the flagship morning show, she reflects on how journalism has evolved on everything from how it covers racism to how it treats mothers.
Language for treating childhood obesity carries its own health risks to kids, experts say
Some experts fear that reinforcing a social framework that stresses that a child’s body size is something to be “fixed” could cause serious lifelong problems for children of all body sizes.
New museum on American women’s history is about more than documenting ‘the firsts’
The Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum aims to address holes in representation of women’s lives, work and stories, which are often overlooked in museums and social studies textbooks.
Consent, power and adulthood: ‘My Last Innocent Year’ explores becoming a woman in the Monica Lewinsky era
Daisy Alpert Florin spoke with The 19th about why her debut novel’s reflections on consent in 1998 feel especially relevant in today’s world — five years after #MeToo.
Transgender and nonbinary patients with eating disorders struggle to be seen. Many go untreated as a result.
Standard eating disorder treatment programs — often designed around White women — don’t make room for gender variance, contributing to the problem rather than the solution.
In the world of eating disorder treatment, Black people are often misunderstood, unheard — or left out altogether
Black women in the field are working to disrupt eating disorder stereotypes, which create a vicious cycle that prevents people of color from getting diagnoses and treatment.