steph black

reflections of a wild feminist

Photo-interview: Saturday Morning at Shul

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Kimberly Cataudella, a journalism student at AU, about my experiences and choices around attending synagogue every Saturday. Below is the gallery of photos that she took that day, and honestly they are stunning. She did an amazing job, and not just because I […]

Opinion: AU students should participate in the Notice and Comment period for new Title IX guidelines

Notice and Comment for the Proposed Title IX change is open. All students should care. All students should participate. In my latest op-ed for The Eagle, I outline everything you should know. Read it here.

Interview: Why DVAM on Campus

Last month for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I wrote a series of op-eds for The Eagle on domestic violence on campus. Covering topics from how to respond to your friends when they tell you they’ve experienced domestic violence, to campus specific-forms of abuse, this series covered a lot of ground. A few weeks later, The […]

Throwback: Why I (and 11 other millennial feminists) voted

Throwback to this important piece by the Alma staff! This post was in direct response to this mess of an article highlighting 12 millennials on why they won’t vote. As you can see, we were having none of it. Check out why I chose to vote here.

Interview: Why millennial Jews are choosing to join (or not join) synagogues

For those in the Jewish community, the topic of young membership seems to be a continuous area of conversation. But little of the discourse actually includes millennial voices. Until now, that is. Huge shout-out to Nylah for her amazing work covering this topic. Check out what I have to say here!

Interview: Profile of an Activist

I’m so flattered and excited to share this video that my good friend Sasha made of me for her Backpack Video Journalism class. She was tasked with finding someone whom most people wouldn’t expect to be ‘amazing.’ In the video, she asks me about my experiences around protesting and participating in civil disobedience. Check it […]

Reflecting on my WERC: Working to End Rape Culture Summit 2018

Today, I had the distinct honor to present a workshop at this year’s WERC (Working to End Rape Culture) Summit at Georgetown. Put on by¬†Georgetown University’s Sexual Assault Peer Educators- SAPEs, this full-day conference centered on sexual violence education and advocacy. Local students, administrators, and community organizations from across the DMV area presented on the […]

The Jewish response to abortion and why we’re *still* talking about it in 2018

Religious liberty is a term that is most often thrown around by right-wing, conservative-leaning Christians in the context of taking away other people’s rights. These rights tend to be what I would consider progressive, the right to love and marry whomever you choose, the right control when and how you start a family, and the […]

Domestic Violence on College Campuses (Part 3)

Today may be the last day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but our work is far from done. Check out the final piece of my three-part series on domestic violence on campus, in which I address two challenging forms of abuse: digital abuse and stalking. Read it here!

Olam Chesed Yibaneh-We Will Build This World with Love

This weekend, the Jewish community of Pittsburg became the site of a massacre. Eleven people were slaughtered on Saturday morning, the holiest day of the week, during the bris for a gay couple’s twins. In the aftermath of the shooting, there has been a constant outpouring of emotion: rage, sadness, fear, love, kindness, faith. From […]

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