Caroline Rothstein is a New York City-based internationally touring and award-winning writer, poet, and performer. Her writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, BuzzFeed, Narratively, The Forward and elsewhere, and she has been featured widely including in The New Yorker, MTV News, Chicago Tribune, Mic, and Newsweek. She is on faculty for the Foundation for Jewish Camp's annual Cornerstone Fellowship, is a Youth Mentor at Urban Word NYC, and sits as President Emeritus of the Board of Directors for Mental Fitness, Inc.
On March 31, one of my best friends, Sarah Portlock Fellman, collapsed at work, after an aneurysm ruptured in her brain. She was seven months pregnant and had been in the newsroom at The Wall Street…Journal, where she was working as an editor. I was at the University of Pennsylvania, where I went to college, for an event, when her husband called to share the news. After we spoke, I rushed outside and opened my umbrella into the pouring rain, and I said, out loud to the universe or the… >> Read More