I love being a woman — there’s something so empowering about it. We women have each others’ backs, we support each other, and we hype each other up. Womanhood is so special.

I love being able to get dolled up when I feel like it. I love wearing makeup, skirts, heels, or anything that makes me feel feminine. I love all the feminine colors — the pinks, the purples, the pastels. 

Women are strong. We menstruate and we give birth. We experience life’s greatest pains but we persevere and make it through them even stronger than before. 

I love the sense of community that comes with being a woman. I know I can talk about any personal issues with other women and always receive the support I need. We can laugh together and we can cry together. Women are never afraid to be vulnerable with each other.

Society has tried time and time again to bring women down but we never let that happen. We come together to fight for our rights — be it abortion, equal pay, or just the basic need to be seen as human beings.

Women are stunning. We come in all shapes, sizes, and races. And no matter what, we are always beautiful. We don’t have to listen to the stereotypes society has laid out for us, because we’re gorgeous just the way we are. 

Women are smart —we are more likely to attend college and graduate with a four year degree than men. This is despite numerous historic educational barriers. We are now doing something that would’ve been unheard of so many years ago. But then again, women are always breaking boundaries. 

I love the sense of trust that we women have among ourselves. I always feel safer when I’m with a woman and I know other women feel the same way. There’s something about being in each others’ presence that brings us comfort and peace.

I love our mannerisms — our “girl dinners,” how we “slay,” and when we “mother.” I love the nicknames that we give each other, like “girl boss” and “queen.” And I especially enjoy the sense of sisterhood that we all share. We may fight and bicker, but ultimately, we love each other endlessly. We’ll always be there for each other in the end.

I’m so proud to be part of such an amazing community. I feel powerful being a woman. The world may be against us, but as long as we have each other, we will always come out victorious. Because women are strong, beautiful, and amazing human beings.

UR protests aren’t a threat to Jews

Outside of a temple or family gathering, I feel safest as a Jew at UR, and this has not changed with the protests on campus.

No more pink soap: Why the University’s decision to implement fragrance-free soap is a move in the right direction

The ubiquitous pink soap in University bathrooms are gone, replaced with Purell “Fragrance-Free” dispensers. Why the change?

Cease-fire now

Israel's war in Gaza is fraught with crimes, has unclear end conditions, and isn't supported by the U.S. public. We demand a cease-fire now.