Lauren Peterson is a writer, strategist, podcast producer, and the co-author of New York Times bestseller Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead by Cecile Richards.
She was a speechwriter and digital strategist on Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, where she wrote about issues ranging from jobs and the economy to reproductive rights and immigration reform. Previously, she worked as a senior advisor and writer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and a senior writer on President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Lauren is passionate about progressive politics, storytelling, and finding the clearest way to communicate a compelling message to the right audience.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she has written about figure skating (The Washington Post), pregnancy and parenthood (The Bump), running (Romper and Medium.com), and finding joy in miserable political times (Medium.com). She has appeared on MSNBC and been featured in Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Fusion's "30 Women Who Will Change the Election", and Madison Magazine.
Lauren lives with her wife, Liz; their son, Remy; and their rescue dog, Basil, in Brooklyn.