Confession: I am a total fan girl. I love books. I love movies. I love TV. I love myself some stories. And I really love the good ones. As a kid in an abusive home, I also really needed the escape that came from being able to visit a world outside my own. It helped… Continue reading The Short History of a Fan Girl
Special thanks to the fan who donated to this blog in honor of International Women’s Day. Please watch this video starring Daniel Craig (aka James Bond) in drag narrated by Dame Judy Dench.
So a bunch of us women folk are sitting around discussing the drama that is female body hair. The summer never ends in Los Angeles so even on Labor Day, we’re talking waxing, bleaching and laser removal. Fun times. Tomorrow, we’ll move onto Jewish guilt and cooking for an army and still feeling we haven’t… Continue reading Would you like some bleach?
Event: Women-only Launch Party for Taliah Performing Arts CenterDate: Saturday, March 13, 2010Time: 8:30pmPlace: 303 Bond Street, Brooklyn, NY For Immediate Release Taliah Performing Arts Center for Women Official Opening NightLaunch Party March 13th New York, March 8, 2010 – Taliah Performing Arts Center, a women’s-only studio for acting and dance located in Carroll Gardens,… Continue reading Cool Jewish Event: Women-only Launch Party for Taliah Performing Arts Center
Recently I explained to someone that I was upset because someone referred to me as “sexy Latina! Sexy Latina! Sexy Latina!” as if they were talking to a small child or one of those dogs that fits in your purse. I felt like a rattle or dog bone was being shaken and shoved in my… Continue reading Sexy Latinas and the Rise of the Hot Jewish Girl
http://www.hulu.com/embed/X38IH5qfXSpRb29ugb33uA Or just continue to do JOC-slapping.
Maria de la Soledad Teresa…O’Brien? CNN’s Soledad O’Brien talks about being “Latino in America”: When you have a name like María de la Soledad Teresa O’Brien, you have a lot of explaining to do. My mother is black and also Latina, more specifically Cuban. She is a devout Catholic who credits the Virgin Mary with… Continue reading What kind of name is that???
In her first documentary film, Time of My Life, Simcha Esther (Shari) Gershan shares her very personal story of hope, healing and spirit in the face of life threatening illness. Diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer, Simcha Ether, a vivacious mother of 4 young children, embarks on a relentless quest to heal her life. Her… Continue reading Having the "Time of My Life"
Actress Mayim Bialik is everywhere in the Jewish world! How cool! Check out this recent interview in the Jewish press: “Blossoming into Torah” and “Mayim Bialik Has Some Advice for Forward Readers” Hat tip: Jew in the City
Kate Bailey is a self-described “young skeptical modern orthodox feminist convert” who writes deftly about conversion, hers as well as those of others. In her awesome piece in The Washington Jewish Week, “On Conversion”, she tackles many of the issues converts face in the Jewish community. Of the stories of converts, she writes: “The story… Continue reading Does someone who converts to Judaism really become “a Jew like any other”?