Rachel is a writer, actress and educator living in Brooklyn. For two years she was the monthly dating columnist for NY Blueprint. Her one-woman show, Jew Wish, premiered in the NY Fringe Festival and her plays and monologues have been performed in various theaters in New York. She loves babies, dogs, chocolate, theater, and Dirty Dancing (of course).
I wake up at 6 a.m., my belly bloated and achy. I run to the kitchen to take my injections out of the fridge. I set them on the counter to warm up, then I return to bed for some last remnants of…sleep. Thirty minutes and no sleep later, I’m back in the kitchen to dab another alcohol swab against my swollen stomach. This time, I loudly apologize to my bruised waist as I take out the “pen” of hormones, pinch up some of the bloat, and inject. I have been doing this for a week now.… >> Read More