First Relationship Building Institute in the books!

I can’t believe that I only get to have ONE RBI before graduating! I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to connect with my peers, learn from some of the greats, and win a round of bowling (still not sure how that happened. Check out my reflection here!    

Your guide to Jewish, feminist protest

I carry my Jewish values with me everywhere, but nowhere is more important than at a protest. I am so excited that Jewish Women’s Archive asked me to write down some of my thoughts. This piece is a Jewish/feminist expansion of my previous piece for Youth Radio and I am stoked to share it! Read it here.    

Reclaiming Zaftig: A Jewish journey of body acceptance

“It’s not a secret that I am zaftig. I can’t hide it, and I no longer want to.”   Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on writing something that I’ve not only never written about before, but barely speak about: my body. Writing this piece was a long time coming and I am […]

The overlooked and understudied medical condition women face in bed.

Many women are suffering in silence even though vaginismus affects between 5 and 17% of sexually active women. But what is it? Check out this important piece I wrote for Cycles+Sex here!      

I’m not your ‘Jewish Mother’

I have to be honest: Though I know every group of friends has someone who inevitably becomes the ‘mom,’ I don’t love to be labelled as the Jewish mom of the friend group. So, for my first piece for one of my favorite websites, Alma, I explain why.    

Protest is patriotic. Here’s how to do it.

I believe that protest and dissent is a fundamental patriotic value. And I take these values seriously enough to act on them frequently. My roommate noticed my protest kit I made in my apartment, and after laughing at me for an appropriate amount of time, encouraged me to explain what was in it and how […]

On Friend’s Day, Honoring an interfaith friendship

Happy Friends’ Day, friends! Check out this important piece I wrote for JWI about a very important friendship in my life.    

Another one down, one more to go: passing the Equal Rights Amendment

Last night, the state of Illinois made a historic move to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment declaring definitively that they would tolerate constitutional sex discrimination no more. I have been kvelling all morning, so I wrote a quick piece on why this is momentous vote bodes well for the future of women. Read my full piece […]

Yes, there’s another Equal Pay Day we have to ‘celebrate’: this one is for moms.

Happy Mom’s Equal Pay Day everyone! Did you know, the woman who raised you, loved you, cared for you, will earn 29% less than your dad? Simply because she’s a woman? Who knew! As if women in the workplace don’t already have enough on their plates, from pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, limited opportunities for career […]

Celebrating the Modern Matriarchs

When we pray, we pray about the same four women: Sarah, Leah, Rebekah, Rachael. But this Women’s History Month, let’s celebrate the Jewish women whose shoulders we still stand on ourselves. Read my full post here! Thanks to The David Project for publishing my words!!