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, […]

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 […]

Press Clip: Queer College Women On How They Are Acting Up & Celebrating Pride in 2018

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!    

Press Clip: “Trump’s Immigration Policies Unified People of Many Faiths in a Powerful Protest on Capitol Hill Today”

The past few days have been a whirlwind of protests, tears, and writing around the administration’s cruel and inhumane policies at the border. I have been overwhelmed and saddened by the news that has been slowly trickling out from the detention centers and the border and have felt, like hundreds of others, to show up […]

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 […]

Another one down, one more to go: passing the Equal Rights Amendment

Last night, the state of Illinois made a historic move to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment declaring definitively that they would tolerate constitutional sex discrimination no more. I have been kvelling all morning, so I wrote a quick piece on why this is momentous vote bodes well for the future of women. Read my full piece […]