Jennifer Berney

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Jennifer Berney writes to explore the human state of longing. Her essays have appeared in Wired, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Longreads, and many other places. Her book, The Other Mothers, tells the story of her journey to parenthood and the obstacles she faced navigating the fertility industry as a queer woman.


Cover Photo: A photo collage with photos provided by the author. A large photo of a soggy field with a chicken tractor, with trees and clouds in the background, is overlaid with photos of a chicken and baby chick, a cow, and a flock of chickens.
Even in a Queer Marriage, There’s the Familiar Trap of Gender Roles

The wall that divided us in those early weeks of my first child’s infancy became a continued separation.

Jan 27, 2022