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

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 […]

On the frontlines to #SaveSCOTUS

Last night, hundreds of people worried about the prospect of an ill-suited, backward-thinking Supreme Court justice. I am proud to have been able to participate in the demonstration and stand next to some of the most important voices of our time while they responded to the nomination and discuss what happens next. Check out clips […]

#SaveSCOTUS and the people protecting Roe

Roe is in Danger. Capital D Danger. Trump has made it clear that he will only nominate people to SCOTUS who have anti-choice values and will work to overturn Roe. But don’t take my word for it. Earlier today I had the honor to stand side-by-side with some of the top leaders of the pro-choice, […]

We are all responsible for our own theology.

I have been thinking a lot lately of theology. With our administration using bastardized New Testament scripture as justification for their horrific and inhumane policies, I hurt. I hurt not only as a moral human being but as a Jew. Theology has been the justification for countless atrocities throughout the world’s history. The scripture that […]

Tel Aviv Pride

What does Pride mean for me? In the US, fear. Fear that a fascist government will soon take away my basic human and civil rights to live my life the way I choose to as a bisexual woman. Anxiety that at any moment, a supporter of the 45th’s regime will harm me-verbally or physically. And […]

A Quick Reflection on the Covenant

Chag Sameach/Happy Shavuot! Shavuot is a fairly new holiday for me, as someone still in the early stages of her Jewish Journey. In short, this is a holiday that celebrates when the Israelites received the Torah from G-d at Mount Sinai. In this chapter of the Torah (Exodus chapters 19 and 20), we see G-d […]

When faith-based service is faith-prohibitive.

I talk a lot about antisemitism on this blog. But I don’t talk a lot about my own beliefs. So let me begin by saying I am deeply and profoundly moved by the Jewish call to service unto others. I deeply believe in Deuteronomy 16:20, ‘Justice, justice you shall pursue’  and I am moved by […]

The Feminization of Poverty

Poverty is a deep and broad phenomenon in the United States that affects millions of people each year. But in order to attempt to alleviate the damages that poverty creates it is necessary to first understand it, study it, and generate theory. Currently, there are dozens of theories to explain poverty and why it happens, […]

Reanalyzing performance–How Kath Weston refutes performativity through an intersectional lens

In her book Gender in Real Time: Power and Transience in a Visual Age (2002) in a chapter titled “Do Clothes Make the Woman?: Performing in and out of Industrial Time,” anthropologist Kath Weston critically deconstructs the notions that gender exists only through individual acts of performance. Instead, by observing a lesbian prom held in […]