An dark, empty living room of white furniture with drawn blinds.

Creating Living Rooms Worth Living In

Perhaps I am the resident problem, but I am a problem on my own terms: I refuse to become an innocuous killjoy

Between Barbie Land and the Real World

As we get older, we understand that there are complications and uncomfortable truths about how we girls are perceived and how we think of ourselves.
Woman reads the Webster's New World Dictionary, blocking her face with the large red book.

In Accordance with the English Language

I pluck words from dictionaries and thesauri In attempts to sound among the great Poets
An up-close photo of pile of three lemons

Citrus Gardens in the Winter

Do the swings dangle empty in the wintertime bereft of the hands which grasped the twine
A brightly colored mural of a woman with flowing blonde hair enjoying an ice cream cone.

I want to eat all of the love in the world

I do not want to be loveable, I want to be all-consuming.
Four lit remembrance candles sit in front of a framed sepia-toned photo of a family.

Of Witches

Through Bubbes unknown that I can’t forget/ Not untied from loss but forever chained to it
A dark beige three-story house with big windows, two balconies, and white pillars

The Day I Went Home

My cab pulls up in front of the house. I’m shaking already.
Damsel in Distress by Rachael Rosenberg for The Problem with Shadows by Ary Hammerman

The Problem with Shadows

They promise a perfect reflection
A collection of Polaroids depicting teenagers and a house's exterior, scattered over a grassy lawn.

Identity crisis?

"the whole of me can be found in the whole of others"

Teen Editor Isabel Rosenberg discusses her jGirls+ experience for JUF Springboard

But after each discussion, I emerge understanding the world and myself a bit better than when I evaluated the piece on my own. When our meeting is over, I haven’t left my chair, but I have grown and changed in ways I didn’t expect.