Author Archives: Rebecca Katz

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June 6, 2019 by

Moments My Bubbe Would Hate, Part 3: I Never Wanted Kids

In the third part of this comic strip series about my grandmother, my mom and I wrestle with the consequences of Bubbe’s parenting on our relationship (see part I and II here.)

Bubbe Series 3 p.1 (updated)

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May 9, 2019 by

Moments My Bubbe Would Hate, Part 2: Put on Some Pants!

 ”Beauty is pain, Rebecca.”

In early 2016, my maternal grandmother, Esther, passed away in her 100th year. Her grandchildren called her “Bubbe,” Yiddish for grandmother. She was a force in life- matriarch of our family, a proud rebbetzin and social worker—and remains a force in death. During significant life moments or times of transition, I often conjure her memory. I think about how she’d vocally disagree with most of my decisions and the pleasure she’d get from explaining why I’m wrong. I know she was proud of me and truly believed that, if only I listened to her, my life would be significantly better.

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April 22, 2019 by

Anxiety Nights II

Anxiety has been a familiar companion in my life. Starting in high school, I have used tv as an effective and addictive coping mechanism for anxiety. Bedtime is a particular battleground for my anxious mind. 

I have to learn how to self-soothe without TV.

(Previously: “”Hello, Anxiety, My Old Friend” and “Anxiety Nights I“)

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April 16, 2019 by

Moments My Bubbe Would Hate, Part 1: My Wedding

In early 2016, my maternal grandmother, Esther, passed away in her 100th year. Her grandchildren called her “Bubbe,” Yiddish for grandmother. She was a force in life- matriarch of our family, a proud rebbetzin and social worker—and remains a force in death. During significant life moments or times of transition, I often conjure her memory. I think about how she’d vocally disagree with most of my decisions and the pleasure she’d get from explaining why I’m wrong. I know she was proud of me and truly believed that, if only I listened to her, my life would be significantly better.

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April 3, 2019 by

Comic: “Anxiety Nights”

Anxiety has been a familiar companion in my life. Starting in high school, I have used tv as an effective and addictive coping mechanism for anxiety. Bedtime is a particular battleground for my anxious mind.

I know mindful breathing, reading, and meditative tapes are the healthy way to transition into sleep. But watching “Bob’s Burgers” is so much easier. 

(Previously: “Hello, Anxiety, My Old Friend“)

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April 30, 2018 by

Hello Anxiety, My Old Friend

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The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of Lilith Magazine.

 

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October 24, 2017 by

Wedding Brain

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 Rebecca Katz is your average white, Jewish, twenty-something who likes to talk and draw about food, privilege, television, and her period. After six years away, Rebecca has returned home to Brooklyn and lives just three blocks away from where she grew up. Take a look at more of her comics at katzcomics.tumblr.com.


The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of Lilith Magazine.

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July 6, 2017 by

A Weighty Conversation

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Rebecca Katz is your average white, Jewish, twenty-something who likes to talk and draw about food, privilege, television, and her period. After six years away, Rebecca has returned home to Brooklyn and lives just three blocks away from where she grew up. Take a look at more of her comics at katzcomics.tumblr.com.


The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of Lilith Magazine.

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June 1, 2017 by

Voices from My String Phone

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April 16, 2017 by

A Rebellious Woman

A Rebellious Woman pg 1 by RK

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