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 [...]

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 [...]

Interview with NowThis: Dayenu, why I marched in the 2019 Women’s March

Interview with NowThis: Dayenu, why I marched in the 2019 Women’s March

Last Monday, I received a phone call from Sare Soffer, a reporter and producer for NowThis who asked if I was going to the Women's March. Throughout our conversation, we discussed the pitfalls of the Women's March leadership and our hopes for the movement writ large. She asked me if I would like to be [...]

This Jewish Woman Marches Anyways: My (complicated) thoughts on the Women’s March

This Jewish Woman Marches Anyways: My (complicated) thoughts on the Women’s March

Do I march? Do I stay home? My mixed feelings on the Women's March aren't new and they certainly aren't a secret. For months now, the March's leadership has been rocked with valid criticism and outrage over their lack of condemnation (and seeming approval) of antisemitism. As a feminist and activist, as an attendee of [...]

Trauma-Informed Civil Discourse-An explanation

Trauma-Informed Civil Discourse-An explanation

I'm certainly a little late in getting this up on my site but it's important to share nonetheless. Last semester, I was approached by AU's Project on Civil Discourse to write an article on why our discourse (as a campus, as a community) should be trauma-informed. In truth, I've been hesitant to weigh in on [...]

Photo-Interview with Kimberly Cataudella: Saturday Morning at Shul

Photo-Interview with Kimberly Cataudella: 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

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 with Beyond the Byline: Why DVAM on Campus

Interview with Beyond the Byline: 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 [...]

Interview with Alma: Why I (and 11 other millennial feminists) voted

Interview with Alma: 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.