I write poetry and translate it from other languages to English. I also write plays and academic essays. I'm starting a PhD in Postcolonial literature at UHM. My current interests focus on writing by women and queer people in a postcolonial and intersectional feminist context.
I'm involved in grassroots activism, particularly anti-racism, anti-colonialism, queer community, Jewish activism for Palestine and for social and economic justice, and doing things every day to make a change.
I teach college English / Literature / Creative Writing and I love it. I taught for a year at Queens College CUNY, which was great and gave me experience working with first generation college students and teaching college writing to English Language Learners. I will be teaching English composition and rhetoric at the University of Hawai'i Manoa starting in Fall 2016.
I love walking around cities and going to cultural and literary events.
I enjoy crafts, including knitting and jewelry making.
I don't drink because I have food intolerance, I'm totally ok with other people drinking. I don't smoke, but I don't mind if other people smoke.
I finished an MFA in creative writing and literary translation. I've taught creative writing to undergrads and Hebrew to pre-Bar/Bat mitzvah students. I also write and have things published in various journals, both academic and creative writing.
I identify as a Jewitch - I'm learning about women's spiritual and healing practices, particularly in Eastern Europe.
I'm involved in anti-racism and anti-colonial activism, both academically and personally.
Communicating with animals. Communicating with humans. Dealing with changes.
2. Rabbits - have lived with them most of my life.
3. Friends from other countries because they give me perspective.
4. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate. It has a different chemical than caffeine, theobromine, which helps with concentration.
4. Film - I enjoy watching movies and I studied film theory and film preservation.
5. Writing - I'm always writing poetry, sometimes plays, also essays. And a writing group - it's great to have feedback, and I like giving feedback to help other people write too.
Theory. Black Feminism. Intersectionality. Postcolonialism. Jerusalem (lived there for five years recently). Palestinian Poetry. Poetry by queer people of color.
Dancing. People. Rabbits.
Jewishness. Religion, sacred practices (I've studied Judaism, Islam, and Christianity fairly extensively, I'm also interested in the sacred and ritual practices of women and folklore relating to women healers.
Or if you want to cook together, potluck, or trade recipes.