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Archive for February 2012

Aisha Mills and Danielle Moodie

Posted by: erika on: February 11, 2012

Last year I was invited to go to the GLAAD media awards on an assignment with an online magazine.  Through some technical errors on my part the videos never got to the source and I lost my writing job.  In my defense I’ve been using the same computer system for nearly a decade.  The control key […]

Is My Immodesty Showing?

Posted by: erika on: February 10, 2012

Earlier this week I talked to Emily Cherin from All Things Gay.  We talked about a lot of different things including why I cover my hair and my ideas about modesty.  As you continue reading remember that I’m not a Torah or Talmudic scholar, I don’t know the reasons that women do/do not should/should not […]

Langston Hughes

Posted by: erika on: February 9, 2012

February is Black History Month.  I will be profiling Black Americans who I find fascinating for the remainder of the month while I find my inspiration and muse.  Hoping to find inspiration in genius, I want to start with Langston Hughes who was a poet, a gay man and a Jew?  No one can be […]

Who Says Radio is Dead?

Posted by: erika on: February 6, 2012

This morning I was on the radio.  Listen to it here.

My path to Judaism was filled with all sorts of different faith-based and spiritual practice.  My favorite, and some would say my “gateway drug to lesbianism” was my dabble in Earth-based/Pagan/Wiccan spirituality.  Before you get all bent out of shape, let me remind those of you who have categorised paganism and wicca with devil-worship or […]


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