In a very cluttered corner of my very cluttered bedroom is a small silver metallic gift bag, the kind typically stuffed with kids’ crappy party favors or freebies from a new salon. But this bag holds a sacred bit of myself, my history, in the form of 10 tiny cassettes and an obsolete recording device I hope can still play them.
“Make sure to take care of yourself,” he said, “Because you’re the only person in the world who looks like me.”
“It’s critical that girls trust their voices and trust that they will be heard.”
“Elliott wants to absorb as much of Jack as he can. This is not only a story of loss and devastation; it’s really also a love story.”
The 3 to 4 million pounds of sesame seeds that Joyva imports each year are sent through a multistage process that would make Rube Goldberg proud.
“It was a dream come true. It made me feel like I was meant to have this experience. It’s called a second bar mitzvah, but for me it was the first.”
People everywhere have such false biases, and those can be broken down by developing relationships with those very people you think are so different.
“When my grandparents arrived in the U.S., they were greeted by the Statue of Liberty. But noone is there to to welcome today’s refugees at LAX.”
“Instead of growing even more frustrated, people can now hit where it hurts the most: the wallet.”