Lauren Rowello is a Philadelphia-based writer whose work often focuses on themes of identity, authenticity, and resistance. Their journalism and essays have been featured in a variety of national publications, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as queer outlets and lifestyle and fashion magazines. They were previously recognized by NLGJA for excellence in long form journalism.
Lauren is a former sex worker and teen parent. They’re currently working with their wife, a trans woman, on essays and a memoir about their upbringings and different experiences of gender-based traumas, its impact on their relationship, and deconstructing it all to move forward as a couple.
Lauren is autistic and raising two neurodivergent kids in South Jersey. The family homeschools and spends lots of time in the garden.