Lauren Peterson

Lauren Peterson is a speechwriter, communications strategist, and the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead by Cecile Richards. After working on the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and for Planned Parenthood of America, she now consults for clients ranging from global human rights advocates to independent film festivals.

Lauren lives in Brooklyn with her wife, Liz; their son, Remy; and their anxious rescue dog. When she isn’t defending the dog’s food from an increasingly mobile toddler, she enjoys writing about topics close to her heart such as LGBTQ families, politics, and parenting.

Lauren Peterson

Personal Records

My Slowest Marathon Ever Is The One That Makes Me Most Proud

A little over a year after giving birth, I reached a new marathon personal record ... just not the one I had in mind.