Lizz Winstead is the co-creator and former head writer of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Her book of essays, Lizz Free or Die, was published by Riverhead Books in 2012. Winstead also writes satirical commentary for The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.
Winstead is a prominent abortion rights activist, and one of the founders of Abortion Access Front (formerly Lady Parts Justice League), a team of comedians, writers, and producers that uses humor to destigmatize abortion and expose the extremist anti-choice forces working to destroy access to reproductive rights in all 50 states. With her work with AAF, Winstead has taken her satirical brilliance one step further, combining it with her passion for reproductive rights to expose anti choice hypocrisy and inspiring a whole new model of activism.
Moderator: Michele Goodwin
Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin is a global thought leader and advisor. She is the host of the popular podcast, On the Issues with Michele Goodwin, at Ms. magazine. Her writings address pressing matters of law, society, and global health. An award-winning author, her publications appear across five books and more than one hundred law review articles, book chapters, and commentaries.
Her opinion editorials and commentaries can be found in the New York Times, LA Times, Salon.com, Politico, Forbes, and other platforms. She is a frequent contributor to Ms. magazine.