Today's men and people of all genders are getting creative in the kitchen—it's no longer a "women's thing." So why should the imaginary kitchens that kids love so much be sold in a pink or gendered…package? This month, mom and entrepreneur Shari Raymond launched her brand-new business called Milton and Goose, it's a line of US-manufactured eco-friendly, gender-neutral toy kitchens for kids. Kveller was lucky to get a chance to hear from Raymond about how she went from searching for her ideal play kitchen to inventing it herself, and the… >> Read More
Shira Lankin is a photographer and writer whose work explores the lives of Jewish women--oftentimes, women open up to her about their traumas, insecurities, and joys.
Lankin recently founded The…Layers Project, which raises awareness about issues like infertility, chronic illness, and mental health. On the site, Lankin writes that the project is "an opportunity to help other people begin to embrace the nuance and complexity in their lives." Recently, for instance, she focused in on infertility, a project we wrote about here. Besides being a photographer and… >> Read More
Jillian Cantor creates magic in the form of stories. Cantor, also a mom, writes historical novels for both teens and adults, and I've read many of them— including "Margot," about Anne Frank's…sister, "The Hours Count," about the Rosenbergs, and her latest, "The Lost Letter," a historical novel that focuses on resistance workers during World War II Austria--threaded through by a love letter "that connects generations of Jewish families." It tells the story of Kristoff, a non-Jew and Elena, the Jewish daughter of a master stamp engraver, who fall… >> Read More
Maya Jankelowitz should be your taste buds' best friend. She is the co-owner of the popular bistro Jack's Wife Freda in Manhattan, New York with her husband--which is a blend of American and…Mediterranean cuisine with a down to earth atmosphere. Jankelowitz also recently released a book with the restaurant's recipes. What makes this restaurant so different is the fact that it's centered around a Jewish immigrant love story. As their website explains: "Freda & Jack met and married in Johannesburg circa 1930’s. They had a son and daughter and… >> Read More
Suzie Brown is a musician, a part-time cardiologist, a TEDMED speaker--as well as a Jewish mom to two young daughters. This month, she's releasing her new album "Sometimes Your Dreams Find…You" with her husband, songwriter/filmmaker Scot Sax. Previously, Suzie and her husband released, "Our Album Doesn’t Like You Either." About her new album, she said it was inspired by the fact that it was hard for her to write post-pregnancy (and you know, parenting a toddler), telling Kveller: “I was in a creative rut because I hadn't… >> Read More