Samantha Taylor, Kveller writer and mom, spoke on CNN about Charlottesville, largely about how we need to stand up for what we believe in. "If we stay quiet, we're just as guilty," Taylor…said. When she was asked about what she would say to Trump, Taylor went on to say, "Shame on you. He's silently signaling these people. The more he doesn't come out completely against this... the scarier it gets." Taylor was brave and bold—and an inspiration for how we all need to speak out against hatred… >> Read More
I examine the grainy photograph from Charlottesville closely, trying to peer beneath the beard, hoping against hope that the faint resemblance is incidental. Hoping that it’s not the face I know.…The person I once loved. The person I have come to fear. It isn’t. Not this time. It’s scanty comfort, though. These obscure faces at a Virginia rally aren’t so separate from any number of the people I grew up with: proud of their “Southern heritage,” flying flags that they claimed meant freedom, but that… >> Read More
Last Friday started off as a pretty typical day. I had an appointment downtown in the morning and lunch scheduled afterwards with a friend. I had been looking forward to seeing her—several weeks of…summer had passed since our last meet-up. We talked about motherhood, other friends who were expecting, parenting with our partners. It was a nice catch-up, and I left in a good mood. But the day later went sour with the news of the weekend’s white nationalist/neo-Nazi/white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA. My first reaction to… >> Read More
What's the difference between a Jewish Mother and a Rottweiler?
Eventually the Rottweiler lets go!
Let’s face it, Jewish moms have quite a few stereotypes to live up to, or live…down. Apparently, we’re overprotective, we’re emotional, and we’re affectionate to the point of smothering. These stereotypes have been all over TV and in movies: think “The Big Bang Theory,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “The Goldbergs,” to name a few. But these examples are funny, because they’re all done in a tongue-in-cheek, loving way—and they’re relatable.… >> Read More
Shonda Rhimes, one of the leading entertainment icons of our age ("Grey's Anatomy" creator, "Scandal" showrunner, the list goes on), just created a new beauty video that we all need to watch.
She…collaborated with Dove to make "Meet Kylee," which is a short documentary created with an all-female crew in Utah. The film focuses on Kyleee Howell, the founder of Friar Tuck's Barbershop, a mecca for hair, since it offers free haircuts to anyone of any gender. Howell told Rhimes why this service is important: "I thought about a… >> Read More