Lea Grover is a writer and speaker living on Chicago's south side. Her writing has been featured in numerous anthologies, and all across the web. She speaks about sex positivity in parenting and on behalf of the RAINN Speakers Bureau.
Latest Articles

I Asked My Congressman Not To Take Away My Insurance & He Did Anyway

People forget what it was like before Obamacare, but I remember. Hospital and doctor’s office waiting rooms were filled with stacks of magazines filled with articles about how to prepare to file for medical bankruptcy or interviews with breast cancer…
By Lea Grover

How I'm Teaching My Jewish Daughters About Trump

The sky was still dark when I woke up the children. I had them put on layers, comfortable shoes, and of course, pussy hats. We piled into the car and drove an hour into the city, where they marched for hours. My two 7-year-olds and my 4-year-old, all…
By Lea Grover

Repealing The ACA Will Destroy My Family

I’ll never forget the day the Affordable Healthcare Act was passed. My husband and I hugged each other so tightly I thought my ribs might crack, and I sobbed. We didn’t say much, only whispered, “Thank God, thank God,” over and over. It had been bare…
By Lea Grover

I'll Tell You Why I Didn't Report My Assault

More and more of Donald Trump’s alleged victims are coming forward to accuse the presidential candidate of sexual harassment and assault. Some are asking why the women would have waited this long to come forward — and the hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport …
By Lea Grover

What Michelle Obama's Speech Means To Me

When Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination, I let my daughters stay up to watch her speak. I turned on the livestream, and set my tablet on the table so my family could watch during dinner. My children were in awe. I had never allowed such …
By Lea Grover

What We Teach Our Children About Sexual Assault

I grew up in a progressive town. During seventh grade, my friends and I went to “Take Back the Night” rallies, and I enjoyed surging to the front of the crowd, clutching a megaphone to my face, screaming into the night. WHAT DO WE WANT? SAFE STREETS!…
By Lea Grover