Reflecting on my WERC: Working to End Rape Culture Summit 2018

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 […]

Olam Chesed Yibaneh-We Will Build This World with Love

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 […]

Riding the wave with the Rising Tide Mikveh Network

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; A Rosh Hashana Poem, inspired by a friend

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 […]

Announcing: Alma Campus Ambassadorship

THRILLED to announce that I have been selected to be one of the 2018-2019 Alma Ambassadors! As an ambassador, I will have the opportunity to rep Alma (who I have written for quite a bit!) via my social media, encourage readership and newsletter signups, and, of course, more writing! Make sure to check this site […]

The Jewish Reason to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking Asylum

I am SO proud of this piece. I wrote this pretty close to when the news broke of Session’s rollback of asylum protections but struggled for weeks to find a place that would publish it. Thank you so much to Jewish Women’s Archive for believing in it! Read it here. “We cannot forget domestic violence survivors at […]

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.    

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, […]

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 […]