Biography

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Lynn Harris is a believer, and leader, in the creation of pop culture for social change. Lynn Harris is a believer, and leader, in social change powered by pop culture. As seen on The Daily DotSplitsider, and Like A Boss Girls: she is founder of the just starting-up startup GOLD. #comedyforgirls, designed to bring comedy to more girls and more girls into comedy. 

Until recently, she was Vice President – Communications for Breakthrough, a global human rights organization that uses pop culture to promote gender equality. She spent the 20 years prior as an author, essayist, comedian, commentator, award-winning journalist, and Tonya Harding lookalike, which is a long story. She is 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. Her most recent book was the satirical novel Death By Chick Lit, which New York Magazine called “brilliant.”

A standup comic for more than a decade (more “tired” than “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.

She is the former PR 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.

An ice hockey player (“tired”), native of Lexington, MA, and graduate of Yale, Lynn co-leads Girl Scout troop 2238, volunteers as a mentor with The Op-Ed Project, and enjoys salt. Her school-age children, Bess and Sam, focus mainly on Hamilton and Skittles. In her spare time, Lynn enjoys being married to Rabbi David Adelson, Dean of the New York City campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

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