The media plays a large role in shaping our perceptions, so it is easy to pinpoint the source of the increasing number of cases of anorexia in America. In the case of anorexia, the media would be charged as guilty, were it to stand trial. Anorexia used to be most prevalent in girls of the ages 13-17 but more recent studies have shown that anorexia … Continue reading Media on Trial
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She had the blue eyes and blonde hair of a typical girl of the Aryan race. Yet the six-pointed yellow star on her clothes ear-marked her as a Jew. It was she, among the assembled people gathered there, that caught the young soldier’s eye. Despite being despised as a Jewess, she had a princess-like aura to her. Her attire bespoke of no importance, yet a … Continue reading To Save Her Nation
It was crazy, those first few days. I’d ramble on and on and on. Breaking the silence whenever I could so I wouldn’t have to hear the crackling noises I made with each step. Like a gunshot in my ear. I look around until I notice him. Tall and dark against the trees. Black arms and black gnarly fingers. Curly tousled hair. Dyed green. It’s … Continue reading Crazy
In Bible class, we had to write a paragraph about what we thought truth was. So I wrote a little something and then I drew the two people reaching towards each other. My original thought process for that was I drew them like that because they were truthful with each other and truly loved each other. Then, people were reading their paragraphs and I got … Continue reading The Truth
You’re not famous. Not even close. You’re just a sixteen year old girl trying to finish high school. You keep your brothers out of trouble, you listen to music, you fill out college apps, you spend time with your friends, you do homework. Sometimes you eat too much or stay up too late. Your feeble attempts to juggle all of your Jewish teenage girl activities don’t seem very special.
Yet, you are a woman – or somewhere in that awkward stage between little girl and full grown woman. And that simple biological factor puts you, amazingly enough, in the same category as Elizabeth Blackwell, Marie Curie, Sarah Imainu, Rachel, Leah, Jane Goodall and the countless other females who have left immensely formidable impressions. And as you struggle to keep all of your comparatively insignificant balls in the air, you wonder how you can ever hope to measure up. You’re not nearly smart enough, nice enough, brave enough, or good enough. But you are woman. Continue reading “Dear Insecure Me”
And then I grab the box of Clavamox And you begin the fight for your life Determination races You’re running places Who would’ve thought a 3 legged cat could be so dang fast? Got you Got the scruff of your neck Your head against the floor Don’t move! Stop acting like a child! 1 mL Of banana flavored medicine later, The look in your green … Continue reading Medicat