a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

Posts Tagged ‘talking about difficult stuff

This summer, Alina Adams wrote a piece for Kveller in which she explained why she thinks it’s important to hide certain aspects about children’s race, ethnicity or religion when convenient. She was interviewed for NPR this morning and I just don’t know what to think. Chava has written her thoughts here and I encourage people […]

Talking about Race with Jewish Children of Color

Posted by: erika on: August 22, 2012

Last week I had the privilege of getting some work done in regards to creating Jewish communities that are inclusive, diverse and welcoming for all Jews. Three of us sifted through amazing diversity websites like Keshet looking for inspiration as we started to sketch the blue print for what will become a game-changer in the […]

The Strength of the Female Voice

Posted by: erika on: May 30, 2012

There were several times in high school when I swore I was pregnant.  Even though I did everything right, I insisted on condoms, secret stash of birth control from Planned Parenthood.  Still, there were times when my period would come days late and I just knew I’d gotten knocked up.  Thinking back, I’m not sure […]


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