By Ann Jackowitz
Confronting My Sexual Assaulter — 40 Years Later
I didn’t hear the screened door in the back of our house open as my cousin’s 30-year-old husband, Harold walked in. He asked me to baby-sit that night for their children. My cousin was the one who usually called. His coming over was odd. Dressed in a yellow cotton shirt and khaki pants, he stood,…
In My Journey for Self-Acceptance, Could the Third Nose Be the Charm?
Barbra Streisand recently said that if she had ever had a nose job, she never would have had a singing career. Despite being pushed to “fix it” to be less noticeably Jewish, her nose became her moniker. However, I didn’t have the where-with-all to resist the prodding of others. Growing up in a traditional Jewish…
A Lesbian Ponders the Roots of Her ‘Bonanza’ Fetish
Growing up in Hudson in upstate New York in the 50’s, I was one of four Jewish kids in a class of 150. My grandparents were Orthodox and my minority status made me all the more serious about my religion. Labeled a bookworm, I was an intense student with a hidden, but equally intense fantasy…
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