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Sep 6, 2023

Joanna Schroeder is a force. She’s at the forefront of the spreading the word about raising non-sexist, non-racist sons, and so I can’t wait to read her latest book, Talk to Your Boys: 27 Crucial Conversations to Have With Your Tweens and Teen Sons due early 2025. 

Joanna is also a writer, editor and feminist media critic. She was raised by a feminist and knows well the phrase, ‘We can do it all,’ to which Joanna responds, ‘But we shouldn’t have to.” 

She gave me a new way of thinking about the parent who ‘does it all’ – more as the ‘default parent’ – the person is who carrying the weight of household management and labor. She describes how she and her family regularly negotiate and renegotiate the terms of household. Daily conversations affirm and confirm the ideology and values of their home. I just love this model. 

She has worked in digital publishing for more than a decade, having served as executive editor of The Good Men Project and senior editor of YourTango, where she currently serves as Managing Editor of the well-respected Experts Program. 

A graduate of UCLA's Gender Studies department, she brings a critical eye to the editing and creation of highly-shareable digital content. She is best known for her viral parenting content, which is proudly feminist, anti-racist and progressive.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times and Boston Globe newspapers and in publications such as Good HousekeepingCosmopolitan, YahooThe Huffington PostTimeBright MagazineKveller, and Vox. She also writes a weekly Substack, Zooming Out.

​She is also a lead author of Confronting Conspiracy Theories and Organized Bigotry at Home: A Guide For Parents & Caregivers published in partnership with The Western States Center. Her upcoming book, Talk To Your Boys: 27 Crucial Conversations To Have With Boyrs Today and How to Start Having Them, will be available in 2025 via Workman Publishing, co-authored with Christopher Pepper.