My Articles

Here are the links to a few pieces I’ve published.   The thread of identity runs through all three works.  The last article focuses on how culture impacts body image.

Essay: Statue, The Common, July 2020

Essay: The Wrong Pair, Longreads, November 2018

Essay: Brown Girl With Bubblegum, Longreads, August 2018

Essay: I am not my Mother’s Cleaning Lady,, April 2018

Essay: Being Both, Claiming Dual Identity as a Biracial Jew, March 2006

Being Both was originally a talk I gave at a synogogue in New Jersey and, as you can guess from the title, deals with the condition of being a Biracial Jew.

Article: Eating Disorders and the Forces Behind the Cultural Drive for Thinness …

Social Work in Healthcare. Vol 20, No. 1, 1998

This article, the first piece I ever published, has a subtitle: Are African American Women Really Protected?  This started as a grad school paper.  See the related post from December 23.

6 responses to “My Articles

  1. Gina Marie Cannistraro

    Soulfood Shiva is so wonderful! What beautiful writing you have! A great story. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I read the 2006 piece on identity. Well written. Hurray for social workers who write! I almost went to Hunter too. Wound up in Israel. Different identity issues or non-issues. Nice to find your blog

  3. I saw your article on and wanted to share this with you:
    My boss has a Yemenite-Israeli mother and an Austrian-Israeli father. I met his sister who has very dark skin and lives in Florida with her (White-American) husband.
    She told me that her children are blonde and people often assume she’s the nanny.

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