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Merissa Gerson

Writer/Educator
Chilmark, MA
Merissa Nathan Gerson is a writer and educator based on Martha's Vineyard. Her writing appears in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Tablet, Playboy and beyond. She was the inherited trauma consultant to Amazon's hit show, Transparent, and speaks nationwide on the inheritance of trauma and memory, as well as on sex, gender and sexuality in Judaism. She is the founder of www.KenMeansYes.org, a consent advocacy initiative, and is a vocal rape prevention activist.