My pride is made of a million specks of shame I’ve shaken off my back over the years, A hundred girl-on-girl kisses under the blanket so no one would see, A trickle of my bleeding heart for e… Source: Pride by Liora Sophie
Even if you are pro abstinence only education (and you believe that it works) there are crucial things you can tell young people without even talking to them about sex at all. While I am mainly aiming for girls here, most of these topics do apply to young boys as well. By the way, I am… Continue reading 12 Sex Ed Things That Aren’t Even About Sex
The Spaniard on the Amazon *Based on a true story* The two travelers were soaked from head to toe by the time they reached the Spaniard's home. The canoe pulled up into the mud and they toppled out of it, grateful for the chance to stretch their legs. They thanked the local and handed him… Continue reading New Short Story!
For my summer job, I'm working at Camp Shutaf - a summer camp for kids with and without special needs. I double as a councilor and a personal guide for a teen with Down Syndrome. Yesterday during lunch, I was handing out cups of water to the campers and as I observed the room out… Continue reading Totally Normal
Do you ever find yourself walking down the street on an ordinary day, and experience a stranger purposely avert their eyes from you as you walk by them? * A little background for those unfamiliar with the phenomenon: In ultra-religious Judaism there are strict rules about separation of men and women. There are many reasons… Continue reading The Jewish Woman’s Cloak of Invisibility