Gayle Kirshenbaum is a writer and community organizer whose work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, Ms., George, The New York Times, and Tikkun. She’s written about motherhood, parenting and race, labor organizing, reproductive rights, and Jewish identity. She is a co-founder of Hand in Hand, a national organization that supports employers of domestic workers to be fair employers. As an editor at Ms., she was a co-recipient of the Exceptional Merit Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus. She attended the University of Michigan, where she was a recipient of the Hopwood Award for essay writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is working on a novel about women’s friendships and the construction of racial and political identity set in the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, shortly after the lead poisoning of the water supply in nearby Flint.