Jennifer Block has been a journalist for twelve years. She write about women, health, science, sustainability, abuses of power, and social justice.
Her work has appeared in Time, The Daily Beast, The Village Voice, Babble, ELLE, ReadyMade, Walrus and many other publications. Her investigative pieces have tackled such provocative issues as police harassment of street prostitutes, the ethics of "gestational" surrogacy, abortion tourism, and the politics of sex ed.
A former editor at Ms. magazine, Jennifer was also a senior editor at the short-lived but well-loved sustainable lifestyle magazine Plenty. There she wrote about human composting, the international bicycle protest Critical Mass, and the raw-food diet.
Since the publication of Pushed, she writes and speaks frequently on maternity care issues. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.