Published Works

Wednesday April 17 2013

A Jew. A Queer. But a Jewish Queer? Keshet Youth Shabbaton Reflection

"Keshet Youth Shabbaton Reflection" was published on My Jewish Learning on April 17, 2013. This piece discusses my experiences at an LGBT retreat for Jewish youth and poses questions about the intersection of religion and sexuality. " I began to answer my own personal questions during the Frid…
"Keshet Youth Shabbaton Reflection" was published on My Jewish Learning on April 17, 2013. This piece discusses my experiences at an LGBT retreat for Jewish youth and poses questions about the intersection of religion and sexuality. " I began to answer my own personal questions during the Friday night story-telling program. Each person went around and spoke about what brought them to attend Keshet’s Shabbaton. Attempting to collect my thoughts, many answers ran through my mind. Yes, I was there because I wanted to make friends and to entertain myself over the holiday vacation. However, as a newfound friend finished speaking, I found myself sharing an interesting truth that I was unaware of until that moment."

Saturday April 13 2013

'Breaking the Silence': A 16-year-old lesbian from Davie reflects on GLSEN's Day of Silence

"Breaking the Silence" was published in the Miami Herald on April 19, 2013. During my time as a freelance writer for Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida column in the Miami Herald, I covered a range of topics regarding current LGBTQ events and personal stories. " April 19th marks the Gay Le…
"Breaking the Silence" was published in the Miami Herald on April 19, 2013. During my time as a freelance writer for Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida column in the Miami Herald, I covered a range of topics regarding current LGBTQ events and personal stories. " April 19th marks the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) annual Day of Silence. Hundreds of thousands of students within the LGBTQ community, as well as allies, are taking part in this youth movement year after year, myself included."

Friday April 5 2013

Prom checklist for same-sex couples: dress, shoes, makeup, and confidence

"Prom Checklist for Same-Sex Couples" was published in the Miami Herald on April 5, 2013. During my time as a freelance writer for Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida column in the Miami Herald, I covered a range of topics regarding current LGBTQ events and personal stories. "R emember to focu…
"Prom Checklist for Same-Sex Couples" was published in the Miami Herald on April 5, 2013. During my time as a freelance writer for Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida column in the Miami Herald, I covered a range of topics regarding current LGBTQ events and personal stories. "R emember to focus on what matters on your prom night: a good time, regardless of what others may think. Everyone deserves their much anticipated perfect prom night - even a date who may be the only same-sex couple on the dance floor."

Friday January 18 2013

Forward: Inauguration in the Eyes of a Queer Teen

"Forward: Inaguration in the Eyes of a Queer Teen" was published in the Miami Herald on January 18, 2013. During my time as a freelance writer for Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida column in the Miami Herald, I covered a range of topics regarding current LGBTQ events and personal stories. "A…
"Forward: Inaguration in the Eyes of a Queer Teen" was published in the Miami Herald on January 18, 2013. During my time as a freelance writer for Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida column in the Miami Herald, I covered a range of topics regarding current LGBTQ events and personal stories. "A lthough the meaning of 'Forward' is different this time around, it does not entail that the meaning is at all lost. Americans are still 'moving forward' and experiencing 'change' in our lives each and everyday. The world is different than it was during Obama's first presidency, and my hope is that it will be better and have changed yet again at the conclusion of his second term as the president of the United States."