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 [...]
I'm so flattered and excited to share this video that my good friend Sasha made of me for her Backpack Video Journalism class. She was tasked with finding someone whom most people wouldn't expect to be 'amazing.' In the video, she asks me about my experiences around protesting and participating in civil disobedience. Check it [...]
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 [...]
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. 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 and watch a clip below! https://www.heyalma.com/honor-arrested-brett-kavanaughs-confirmation-hearing/
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.
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 [...]