About Jennifer Baum

Jennifer Baum

Jennifer Baum is a filmmaker turned writer. Her writing has been published in New York Daily NewsGuernicaJacobinThe Village Voice, The Phoenix Jewish News, Canadian Jewish Outlook, The Jewish Observer Los Angeles, MUTHA, Hip Mama, and NewFound, which nominated her essay, A Different Set of Rules, for a Pushcart award. Her full-length memoir, Just City, is based upon her Pushcart-nominated essay. Baum teaches composition at Mesa Community College and occasionally works as a freelance editor, most recently for a series of reports for the World Bank on poverty in Ghana.

She graduated from NYU’s Gallatin Division, majoring in film and history, and won “Best Short Documentary” at NYU film school for Mothers in Labor, about single teenage mothers being trained in manual labor jobs. She also holds an MFA in Filmmaking from University of British Columbia. Her short films have screened in Havana, Seattle, Tokyo, San Francisco, Vancouver, New York, Toronto, and Ottawa.



Author Archives: Jennifer Baum

Easy Access

July 14th, 2022 | by Jennifer Baum

I’m forever grateful I had the choice to terminate my pregnancy and access to safe, legal abortion


Shoplifting at Bloomingdales

November 19th, 2021 | by Jennifer Baum

Rumor was, at that time in the 1970s, Bloomingdales was the hottest pick up joint in town.



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