Bio

Author, columnist, speaker

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"One of the most successful and visible feminists of her generation." ~The Washington Post

Jessica Valenti - called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world - is a columnist for the Guardian US and a feminist author. Her most recent book, Sex Object: A Memoir, was a New York Times bestseller. 

In 2004, Jessica founded the award winning blog Feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review called “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.” 

Jessica’s articles have topped the most-read lists at The Atlantic, the Guardian US, The Washington Post, and The Nation. She has also written for The New York Times, Salon, Bitch, Ms. Magazine and The Toast. 

Jessica has been interviewed on The Colbert Report, profiled in The New York Times magazine, and is a widely-sought after speaker. 

She has a Masters degree in Gender Studies from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.