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 […]

Press Clip: Protesting one way of giving voice to issues

Almost 4 months ago, I was interviewed about the rise of protesting happening across the country in response to this administration’s policies. Black hopes to see consolidation in these movements, so they can institute and create real change, “I think there should be more looking outwards, at who is fighting alongside of you and not […]

Press Clip: With Trump in office, abortion-rights activists and opponents look to capitalize

Though this interview took place nearly four months ago, this topic has been on my mind lately, especially with Cecile Richards stepping down as President of Planned Parenthood and with the Fact Act being debated in the Supreme Court. Read the full interview here. **Updated to add that this website is run by a reporting professor […]

A Troll by Any Other Name: Naming and defining *that* behavior on social media

What is trolling anyways? Or cyber harassment anyways? Or online harassment? Are these all terms for the same thing? Or perhaps it’s a ‘know it when you see it’ phenomenon? The term trolling was first coined by a woman named Whitney Phillips, an internet scholar, way back in the 1990s when the internet was still […]

Fieldnotes: Diving into the deep, dark, misogyny of Twitter

Why: Examining hashtags that have commonly been used to perpetuate misogynistic sentiment on various social media platforms in order to better understand the people I am studying. Where: Twitter What: I will start by saying I hated doing this fieldwork. I knew I would be uncomfortable going into it, as there is no way to look […]

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 […]

Blog: 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!!

Blog: The Need for College Feminism

I have often heard, mainly with notes of derision and dismissal, that colleges today are hyper-liberal institutions. Why is this seen as such a bad thing? Shouldn’t this not only be celebrated, but encouraged? Read what I have to say about college activism here! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to guest-post for […]

The (Brief) History of Oral Contraception

Check out this quick an dirty presentation on the medical history of birth control for my class, Women in American since 1850! Due to time constraints, not everything could be included in this presentation, but I highlighted a few of the key women, as this is a Women’s History class.