Culturally, I’ll always be Jewish. My anxiety a daily reminder, though well worth the rights to the jokes. Culturally, I’m also White. I’m first generation White. I’m the first in my family to walk around thinking that I’m White before thinking I’m Jewish. My mother was denied jobs because of her last name. That’s not been my story.Read more
I go for a run,
Watching the sun set into the forest
And the fallen leaves swirl on the road.
I think of friends of color,
Afraid to walk these streets
In a town that voted for Trump.Read more
When I discovered Marc Maron’s podcast years ago, I was entranced by the way he coaxed real conversations out of comedians and other entertainers. The secret to Maron’s interviews is that he fearlessly puts what’s raw in his own heart out there, and the guests have no choice but to go deep with him.
Here’s what's amazing about sharing what’s raw in our hearts: it exposes the stories that we tell ourselves to make sense of our lives, and often, we see how those stories are wrong.Read more