Lara Freidenfelds is a historian, a blogger, and a stay-at-home parent. Her first book, The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America was published in 2009 by Johns Hopkins University Press. It received the Emily Toth Award in Women’s Studies from the Popular Culture/American Culture Association and was reviewed as “thorough and engaging” and “well-written and accessible.” Endeavor Magazine enthused, “Freidenfelds’ deft use of [oral history] stories augments her solid social history with the seductive lure of eavesdropping.”
Lara is frequently called upon to talk about sex, parenting and women’s health. She is a regular contributor to the blog, nursingclio.org, which has over 10,000 subscribers and publishes her own blog, larafreidenfelds.com/blog.
She is at work on a history of miscarriage and has shared her ideas about miscarriage in invited talks at Yale, Berkeley, Harvard, Rutgers, University of Kansas Medical School, The Hastings Center for Bioethics, and has also talked about them on TV, radio, and via podcast. She has spent a lot of time discussing the subject with other moms and dads, as well, as they rolled their children around in strollers and pushed them on swings.