Jesi Taylor Cruz

Jesi Taylor Cruz (she/they) is a staff writer for Romper who writes about issues related to identity. While their academic background is in Philosophy, Psycholinguistics, and Political Theory (with a focus on how structural violence impacts interpersonal social relations and Black maternal health), most of their reporting and nonfiction work focuses on topics that lie at the intersection between Black motherhood, lifestyle, pop culture, and mental health. Their work can be found in Bustle, the Establishment, the Spool, Blood and Milk, BLK+ GRN, and on Medium. They mostly write nonfiction but they’re currently working on a stage play and young adult novel. They are a passionate advocate for alternatives to incarceration for pregnant people and increasing access to mental health resources for marginalized communities. Jesi is also doula, model, herbalist, and researcher based in NYC. Jesi loves cosmology, waffles, astrophysics, trying to roller skate, sundresses, and wearing Birkenstocks with socks while dancing like no one is watching. Charmed, Game of Thrones, Office, and Harry Potter fandom are Jesi’s thing. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @moontwerk.
Jesi Taylor Cruz

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Nurturing Your Children Is A Form Of Resistance

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9 Things Your Breastfeeding Nipples Would Say If They Could Talk

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The Power Of Telling Kids "I Don't Know"

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How To Keep Kids Safe On Halloween, The Most Dangerous Night For Pedestrians

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9 Things Non-Binary Parents Deserve

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I Needed #MeToo As A Kid. I'll Make Sure My Child Has It Now.

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17 Physical Symptoms Of PMADs, Because It's Not All In Your Head

Mental Health

Here's How A Lack Of Alone Time Can Affect Moms

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Here's How Breastfeeding Can Lower Your Sex Drive

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Why It's Scary For Black Moms Like Me To Talk About PPD

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I Refuse To Raise Obedient Children & Here's Why

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When Your Kids Point & Stare At Me, Here’s What I Want You To Know

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9 Things I Never Want To Hear Again As A Black Mom

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Here's How Parental Burnout Can Impact Your Breast Milk Supply

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17 Things Moms With Chronic Pain Want You To Know

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How To Wean With Oversupply, According To Experts

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9 Reasons Having A Halloween Baby Is The Best

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I'm A Mom With Borderline Personality Disorder & Here's What I Need You To Know

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How To Cope With Parental Burnout, According To Therapists

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What I Really Think When People Ask, "Is That Baby Yours?