Lauren Besser is a writer, comedian and activist. She was a National Organizer of the 2017 Women's March on Washington, a house performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - New York, and a founding member of NOW’s Young Feminist Taskforce in 2003. Her blog is This Womanhood.

Lauren is the author of the essay “Had Bernie Been Bernadette” and co-hosts The Real Housewives of Bohemia podcast with the poet, Becca Klaver. Her writing and photos have been published by HuffPost, xoJane, Feministing, Chicago Public Radio, Brooklyn Street Art and Wooster Collective. A portrait of Lauren appeared on the Prada Spring/Summer 2013 runway, clothing and accessories.

Trained in improv and comedy writing by UCB-NY, iOChicago and The PIT, Lauren co-created WOMYN INC and the improvised series U.E.S. She appears in both award-winning series, 2 Self Help Books Away From Being Perfect, and Period PieceAbove Average, Refinery29, Elite Daily and Bustle videos; and The Bozo Show, Suddenly Susan and Impractical Jokers. She is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a native of downtown Chicago. Lauren lives in New York City.

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