Jessica Bennett, New York Times Journalist & Author

Jessica Bennett

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Jessica Bennett has spent a prolific, award-winning career writing and reporting about gender, sexuality, politics, and culture, including as the first-ever Gender Editor for The New York Times, and now as a contributing writer & editor. She has profiled – and shaped our collective understanding of – numerous public figures including Jennifer Aniston, Pamela Anderson, Monica Lewinsky, E. Jean Carroll, Governor Kathy Hochul and Anita Hill. Jessica’s book, “Feminist Fight Club,” offered solutions for fighting workplace inequality and gender bias, and her current podcast, “In Retrospect,” with co-host Susie Banikarim, looks back on cultural moments from the past few decades and rethinks our collective – and often extremely dated – response. It’s all giving her a lot to think about right now as she ponders what’s next in a decimated media environment as it seems like, yet again, everything is changing.

In this episode of “Your New Life Blend,” host Shoshanna Hecht sits down with Jessica to discuss our shifting attitudes as a society (and as an ambitious, high- achieving women), how to carve out your own job description, and above all, how to roll with an ever-changing world when sometimes what you really want is a nap.



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