Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Links, Continued

Woman does not live by gymnastics writing alone. In addition to all of the writing I did on the topics of figure skating and gymnastics, I've spent the last few months writing about other topics nears and dear to my heart.

First, there was this profile I wrote about Leah Vincent, a young woman who wrote about the slow and painful process of leaving her ultra-Orthodox community and discovering herself intellectually, creatively, and sexually in the secular world.

I also got the chance to interview Rosie Perez--actress, dancer, author, and Brookyn girl par excellence--at a local haunt in our shared Clinton Hill neighborhood for Elle. To borrow one of her key sayings--God bless America 2x!

Also in the virtual pages of Elle, I penned an open letter to Hannah Horvath of Girls, advising her not to go to grad school for creative writing. (Apparently, she didn't heed my advice. It seems that the show tried to get permission to shoot on the University of Iowa's campus.)

I wrote a couple of pieces examining the dating habits and patterns of Millennials. First, I profiled The Dating Ring, a new dating service that arranges group dates. And then I wrote about how the men of this generation are more likely to move for their female partners' careers. Feminism, yeah!

Speaking of the F-word, I wrote a personal essay about discovering my feminist voice and path out of Orthodox Judaism through repeated viewings of the seminal show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's called "To Be Chosen and Chosen." (I'm very proud of the piece and title.)

And finally, a little bit of satire. In response to all of the discussion of the anti-vaxxers' impact on public health, I imagined a scenario in which the Queen of the Anti-Vaxxers takes her dog to the vet and refuses to let him get shots. 

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