Biography

photo (c) 2014 Denise Winters

Lynn Harris is a believer, and leader, in the creation of pop culture for social change. She is Vice President – Communications for Breakthrough, a global human rights organization based in New York and India that works to make violence and discrimination against women unacceptable.

She spent the 20 years prior as an author, essayist, commentator, award-winning journalist, and totally random Tonya Harding lookalike. Her most recent book was the satirical novel Death By Chick Lit, which New York Magazine called “brilliant.”

She is also co-creator—with supergenius Chris Kalb—of the award-winning website BreakupGirl.net, online headquarters of the only superhero who rescues men and women from romantic emergencies.

A standup comic for more than a decade (who now puts the “tired” in “retired”), Lynn also co-wrote and co-starred in the Off-Off Broadway show “Lynn Harris on Ice,” which sold out its run in 2002. She continues to appear now and then as host of benefits for good causes around New York City.

Lynn is also former pro-bono Public Relations Coordinator for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project and, taking you way, way back, former VP Public Relations of the Boston Chapter of the National Organization for Women.

Lynn lives with her husband, David, and young children, Bess and Sam, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. A former ice hockey player, native of Lexington, MA, and Yale grad, she spends her free time worshipping Dolly Parton, making legendary guacamole, and volunteering as a mentor with The Op-Ed Project (and, formerly, as a tutor with the super awesome 826NYC). She suspects that she is the only person in history who completes this trifecta: Daughter of the American Revolution, Friar, rabbi’s wife.

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