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Lauren Besser is a writer, comedian and activist in New York City. 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. Lauren co-hosts The Real Housewives of Bohemia podcast with the poet, Becca Klaver, and is the author of the essay Had Bernie Been Bernadette.  

Trained in improv and comedy writing by UCB-NY, iOChicago and The PIT, Lauren co-created the feminist comedy 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 Piece; Above Average, Refinery29, Elite Daily and Bustle videos; and The Bozo Show, Suddenly Susan and Impractical Jokers

Her photos have been published by Brooklyn Street Art, Wooster Collective and Chicago Public Radio. A portrait of Lauren appeared on the Prada Spring/Summer 2013 runway, clothing and accessories. She is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a native of downtown Chicago. Her blog is T H I S WOMANHOOD.