Merissa Nathan Gerson


Merissa Nathan Gerson is a writer, speaker, and spiritual consultant. Her work focuses on grief and grieving, inherited trauma, sex and intimacy, and how these themes relate to religion, disability, and identity. Her book, “Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman’s Guide to Grieving” (Mandala Publishing) was published in 2021. She was the intergenerational trauma consultant to Amazon’s hit show Transparent and has writing featured in The New York Times, Playboy Magazine, The Atlantic,, Tablet Magazine, Lilith Magazine, and beyond. Merissa lives, writes and works in New Orleans, Louisiana. She teaches Alternative Journalism at Tulane University.

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