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 […]
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 […]
This summer, I was interviewed by the incredible Joyce Lu of Harvard Radio Broadcasting. In it, I discussed why I was protesting in support of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. Basically, this was a Supreme Court case deciding whether or not Crisis Pregnancy Centersshould be allowed to lie and manipulate women who […]
Tonight I had the honor of getting to speak at the Stop Kavanaugh Vigil 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 the GOP, rage at […]
As you may know, last week I was arrested while protesting Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. It was a bizarre (but deeply meaning) handful of hours, from meeting my fellow activists, sleeping outside, and spending my afternoon in zip ties. But the unusual part of my evening was having a productive conversation with Linda Sarsour. And then […]
Somehow, a whole month has passed since attending the Summer Gathering held by the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network. Though I wrote this in the days following the Gathering, the sentiments still remain: attending this conference has fundamentally changed, for the better, my relationship to mikveh. Read my full reflection here.
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 […]
Yesterday, I was arrested. Yep. What would possess me, a 21-year-old, to participate in a civil disobedience direct action? Well, unsurprisingly, my feminist and my Jewish values. Read a full reflection on my experience here and watch a clip my arrest here and below!