Mayyim B’Sasson: A Joyful Mikvah Rededication Ceremony

Mayyim B’Sasson: A Joyful Mikvah Rededication Ceremony

Wednesday night, many months of hard work came to a beautiful conclusion. Though it feels like I talk about it a lot (and scream it from the rooftops) many of my friends don't quite understand what I do when I say I work at the mikvah. I was hired in August of 2018 to aid [...]

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New updates!

New updates!

I'm stoked to reveal some updates I've been making to this site! I've totally revamped and reorganized how my posts are categorized and they now are sorted by topic, type, and publication. I'm hoping this makes it easier to navigate and read. Also, I'm always looking for feedback (which you can always give anonymously via [...]

Happy 3rd Activist Anniversary!

Happy 3rd Activist Anniversary!

Yesterday, Facebook reminded me that exactly three years ago I attended my first ever protest. It was the first time I took my feminism to the streets, the first time I demonstrated publically that I practice what I preach. And it scared the shit out of me. I was 19 and, objectively, fairly new to [...]

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

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 [...]

Olam Chesed Yibaneh-We Will Build This World with Love

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 [...]

Speaking out at the Supreme Court against Kavanaugh

Speaking out at the Supreme Court against Kavanaugh

Tonight I had the honor of getting to speak at the Stop Kavanaugh Vigil on behalf of NARAL outside of the Supreme Court. Aside from feeling like returning home (I spent many, many hours outside SCOTUS this summer), I felt an unbelievable sense of community, support, and of course rage. Rage at Kavanaugh, rage at [...]

Shana Tova to the Activists; A Rosh Hashana Poem, inspired by a friend

Shana Tova to the Activists; A Rosh Hashana Poem, inspired by a friend

Shana tova to the activists. Shana tova to the fighters, the resisters. Shana tova to those who worked their asses off last year to make sure the next year is a better one. Shana tova to those who see a brighter horizon, who see greener grass. Shana tova to organizers and the grassroots. Shana tova [...]

Announcing: Alma Campus Ambassadorship

Announcing: Alma Campus Ambassadorship

THRILLED to announce that I have been selected to be one of the 2018-2019 Alma Ambassadors! As an ambassador, I will have the opportunity to rep Alma (who I have written for quite a bit!) via my social media, encourage readership and newsletter signups, and, of course, more writing! Make sure to check this site [...]

The road to renewing VAWA in 7 steps (call your reps)

The road to renewing VAWA in 7 steps (call your reps)

Finally, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has been introduced for reauthorization in the House on Thursday, July 26th by Sheila Jackson Lee (D) of Texas's 18th district. Here's a breakdown of everything you need to know: . 1) There are very, very minimal changes to VAWA this time around, due to the political climate [...]

Reflecting on Platform’s Platform

Reflecting on Platform’s Platform

Some of my favorite things in this world are, in no particular order, grassroots organizing, feminism, and badass women. Getting the opportunity attend Platform's convention, which strategically combines all three of those things, felt like a dream come true. Unfortunately, I had to miss the first of three days, as I was scheduled to work [...]