“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.”
“Some words have reached a point where they become more than a combination of letters.”
A curriculum that included queer history would incorporate the often-erased stories of queer historical figures, such as Alexander the Great, and important moments in the struggle for queer liberation.
“These are the prayers that lie between the stones.”
“I never wanted to like the color pink, either.”
“I am Generation Z, a generation that has grown up with the climate crisis at the forefront of our consciousness, a generation for whom time is fleeting.”