Sunday, July 12, 2020

Nonfiction

The College Essay I Didn't Submit by Hannah Rosman - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

The College Essay I Didn’t Submit

“To showcase my colorfulness, I will talk about sadness.”
Community for All by Regina Hopkins - Photo by Gertie Angel

Community for All

“The Jewish community has a very important role to play now in the continued acceptance of the Queer community.”
My Name is Tari, and I Speak for the Trees by Tari Civerolo - Photo by Elise Antsey

My Name is Tari, and I Speak for the Trees

"One of the first things that struck me about my teacher was how much physical paper he printed and distributed to the class."
Torn Apart How a Deportation Deeply Affected My Religious Community by Sydney Stoller - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

Torn Apart: How a Deportation Deeply Affected My Religious Community

“A year and a half ago, Armando was arrested at night and taken from his wife Sylvia and their two sons without warning. He was subsequently deported to Mexico without a wallet, phone, or identification of any kind.”
Stephen Miller, White Supremacy, and Me by Georgia Bernbaum

Stephen Miller, White Supremacy, and Me

“I do know one unsettling truth. It does not matter how much we identify with our heritage, because other people will always identify us by it."
Where Was the “Peace” 400 Years Ago? by Makeda Zabot-Hall - Photo by Annie Poole

Where Was the “Peace” 400 Years Ago?

In this personal essay, Makeda shares one instance of the racism that impacts her, her family, and America.
On Being in My Body by Anonymous - Photo by Ruby Stillman

On Being in My Body

Your body image can be shaped by the language and values you choose to associate with it.
The Shape of Beauty by Ahava Helfenbaum - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

The Shape of Beauty: Reflections on an Adolescent Eating Disorder

Ahava recounts her struggles with an eating disorder that shaped how she viewed her worthiness in the world.
Why My Hair Falls the Way it Does By Makeda Zabot-Hall

Why My Hair Falls the Way it Does

"I discovered that it does not matter if others think I am Jewish or not because my Judaism is personal to me and it is whatever I want it to be."
A Letter to My Past by Cecelia Ross - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

A Letter to My Past Self

December 14, 2017 Dear Cece, Today is the day you will officially decide that you have had enough of the way you look. You will become...
Asian Jew or Jewish Asian? by Emma Rosman - Photo by Molly Voit

Asian Jew or Jewish Asian?

Emma explores her identity as someone who is both Asian and Jewish.
Lesbian. Pro-Palestinian. Orthodox Jew by Anonymous - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

Lesbian. Pro-Palestinian. Orthodox Jew.

"Lesbian. Pro-Palestinian. Orthodox Jew...These labels don’t really jive in my community."

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