Allison Yarrow

Allison Yarrow is an award-winning journalist, author, and National Magazine Award finalist. Her reporting on gender, culture, and health has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Vox, and many others. She is the author of 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality (Harper Perennial, June 2018), a cultural history of how media narratives about famous and infamous women poisoned girlhood. Allison was a 2017 TED Resident, and gave a TED talk called “What to expect post-expecting” about how American society and culture fail women as they heal from childbirth and transition into motherhood. She produced the Vice documentary “Misconception,” about the politics of reproductive health, which was based on a feature she reported for Newsweek. Allison is a 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, and led the OpEd Project Fellowship for academics at Northwestern University. She has appeared on the Today show, MSNBC, NPR and more. Allison was raised in Macon, Georgia and lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, daughter, and son.