“But I’m trying my hardest.”
“My Jewish identity stems from thousands of years of history, tradition, and family.”
I grew up attending religious Modern Orthodox schools. There has always been someone trying to force their views on me. One thing that I...
“Cooking and coping went hand in hand.”
In my head I knew two worlds were about to collide
“My politically homogeneous surroundings left me with the false sense that the rest of the world harbored similar worldviews to me. I only realized my mistake the summer before my junior year.”
"I can feel the deep desire to change the world all I want, but I have to know how to improve this pale blue dot."
"I kept on putting more weight on myself."
"Ulcerative Colitis felt more like a patch to iron onto my Girl Scout sash than a deficiency."
“American Jews are being pushed out of liberal spaces, the mere practice of our religion somehow interpreted as an allegiance to the Israeli government.”
"I’m 15 and dancing with other Jewish LGBT+ teens...I feel free."
“By 8th grade, I was so exhausted from concealing my identity that I publicly shared my sexual orientation on a grade chat. Consequently, that was the loneliest year of my life.”