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Suicide Survivorship: The Risks of Silence and Shame

This week, one cherub-faced, auburn-eyed child of seven asks me, “Why doesn’t anyone talk to me about my dad?”  Precocious and pained, this little girl became a suicide survivor last year when her father ended his life.   She is just …

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Dana Schwartz on Humor, Rejecting the “Guilty Pleasure” Label and Terrible Jews

We as a culture need to take a step back and ask ourselves why “guilty pleasure” is a way we write about women’s books, as if women should be ironically ashamed by things that are associated with women.

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What a Third Grader Taught Me About the Creative Life

And that is the essence of this unique opportunity that people who have chosen to live creative lives have made for ourselves. None of us know if the good ideas will keep coming, or if they’ll dry up like a dusty riverbed one day and the whole thing will be over.

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Isolated Mothers, Searching for Miracles

The reader knows by page one of Queen for a Day that Mimi Slavitt’s three-year-old son is autistic, but if anyone told her, she wouldn’t listen, because she doesn’t want to know—until at last Danny’s behavior becomes so strange even …

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Why I Stopped Covering My Hair After Almost 20 Years

So with that, I left the house without my hair being covered for the first time since I walked home from my wedding, nineteen and a half years ago. The sensation of the icy November evening air going through my hair was delicious.

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A recorded conversation with Joy Ladin at Washington's DCJCC. She's wonderfully instructive, sometimes in deeply poignant ways; listen carefully here when she describes, among other things, the plight of transgender teens and their very basic need for shelter. 

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