Hear Us Roar: In 2017, Women Broke Their Silence

2017 was the year that women stopped self-silencing: minimizing our opinions, softening the message. From the millions of protesters at the Women’s March in January, to the historic November 2017 elections with its veritable litany of ‘first-ever’ elected female officials, to the ongoing #metoo campaign Read More …

The Revolution Will Now Be Televised: Keeping Up With the Political Klimate

When I tuned to E! to watch the 14th season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, I was expecting mindless entertainment. I’d been up all through the night writing, and I wanted to distract myself from both my impending deadlines and the terrifying reality that Read More …

The Present is Female: Campaigning for Democratic Candidates in an All-Republican Township

I found myself in the unlikely position earlier a week ago of calling up a hundred residents of my hometown of Harding, New Jersey, to advocate for two pro-choice Democratic female candidates for the township committee. Unlikely because Democrats rarely even run for—much less win—elected office in Harding. The center Read More …

Letter From Trenton: Celebrating The Colinde With Generations Of Romanian Immigrants

St. Basil’s Romanian Catholic Church on Adeline Street in Trenton, New Jersey is a sandstone building built by immigrants, including two of my great-great-grandfathers. Nearly one hundred Romanian immigrants and their descendants gather in its basement on the Sunday before Christmas to sing Romanian carols Read More …

10 Ways to Stand with Planned Parenthood (Even When You’re Stuck at Your Desk, or on the E Train)

November 6th, 2016 will go down in history as the night that many women lost faith in American politics, when a man who unabashedly disrespects women. I went out that night thinking I would be celebrating the dawn of our first female presidency, heading to Read More …

Not That Kind of Girl: On The Hypocrisy of Changing your Stance on Planned Parenthood When You Are No Longer Personally at Risk

We were sophomores in college, and best friends. It was a Friday night and we were at a house party. We had older boyfriends—which definitely made us cool. We were above it all, in a way. When she asked me to follow her upstairs to Read More …