My Tattooed Teenager


Letting her get a tattoo was a way to give her back control of her body … and, it turns out, a way to give me a chance to hold her hand. [Read more...]

Small Comfort


A very good and sweet friend sent me the 33-minute video below, and asked my opinion of it. In its first five minutes, a man named Ray Comfort says that he’s a Jew, and starts interviewing people about Hitler and the Holocaust. My friend¬†knows that I am an (actual) Jewish writer with a strong interest [Read More...]

An Open Letter to Pro-Lifers


I could tell you I was raped. (I wasn’t.) I could tell you I am a victim of incest. (I’m not.) I could tell you my life would be in danger if I got pregnant. (Partly true, but for this discussion, let’s say not.) I could tell you I’m mentally challenged or ill. (I don’t [Read More...]