I will write (more) feminist stories in 2022. That’s my resolution—and my part in the revolution.
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‘Tis the Season: Five Books to Give to Your Feminist Friends
Here we are, comfortably situated between the end of Channukah and the Twelve Days of Christmas. Being with friends, eating, drinking and helping each other through the fact that the darkness comes over us at three in the afternoon this time of year means so much to me during the holidays—but this year, gatherings areContinue reading “‘Tis the Season: Five Books to Give to Your Feminist Friends”
Hanukkah, Humanity, and Our Power to Find Joy—and Fight for Progress
During this time in which we come together to remember what we have survived, and celebrate the light that never goes out inside all of us, I have been picturing a celebration, a coming together of us, that I know is worth saving, fighting for, striving for. As the children call up to their home in mid winter darkness, these humans get to see that our world is still powerful and full of joy and definitely capable of change…
Something Novel: Let’s Talk About Writing Books
It’s National Novel Writing Month! And I’m reflecting on my own process—and answering questions from novelists-to-be—all month long.
Reckoning With—and Rewriting—Beat History
October marks LGBTQ History Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And this year, they both arrive as I’m reckoning with the history of homophobia and intimate partner violence in a new project.
How Creating “club termina” Taught Me the Power of Sharing My Story
You could feel it build as the women performed. Audiences got transported to this strange club, suspended in disbelief, rooting for everybody to survive. But when the character Secret, written in homage to my late friend Sigrid, did her monologue, people realized they weren’t going to get a happy ending.
One Last Time
“club termina” gave me the chance to bring my lost friend back onstage for two hours a night. I needed that medicine—because we had both expected to survive, and that’s not what happened.
From Terror to club termina
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And as a survivor, I have a lot to say about it.
When the Doctor Calls on Yom Kippur
Doctors don’t give good news in person on the eve of Yom Kippur. I was really scared.
Mapping the Road Not Taken: Do You Want a Do-Over?
I want a Do Over. I want to stand at the doorway to Time and Space and get to decide what will help my fellow humans, and what will destroy them. So far, I have not been invited to do this. But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming.