“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 […]
A few days ago, I wrote about why I chose to leave the country and attend Pride in Tel Aviv. Later, I was interviewed by HerCampus about my experience. Read the piece here!
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 […]
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 […]
“I feel the weight of hundreds of women’s eyes on me, wide and shocked, waiting for me to respond. Weeks later, though I am alone, their eyes have not left me.” I wrote this Midrash* for Jewish Women International to give Vashti a much need voice in the conversation around her. I wanted to […]
To me, the link between Progressivism and Zionism is clear. But to many of today’s activists, Zionism is a reason for exclusion from progressive spaces. So why did I march again this year? Read my interview with American University’s College of Arts and Sciences here.
The morning of the second Women’s March on Washington, I was asked by Washington Jewish Week my motives and thoughts on the movement. Here’s what I had to say.
This year, I almost didn’t attend the Women’s March. After a lackluster response to rising incidents of anti-Semitism and negative anti-Zionist sentiment, I didn’t think there was a place for me as a progressive Zionist and a feminist Jew. Then, along came Zioness Movement. Check out the Zioness press release in regards to the Women’s March here!