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Kate Bigam

Kate Bigam
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Kate Bigam

Kate Bigam is a trained journalist, a social media maven and an avid pursuer of social justice. Though she grew up as one of only two Jewish students in a large, suburban-Ohio high school, she is now proud to say that some of her best friends are Jewish - which sounds like the punchline of a joke but isn't! Though she was always loud, liberal and opinionated, Kate honed all three traits while living in Washington, DC., where she fought for civil rights, human rights, and various other rights of vital importance. She can most often be found blogging prolifically, watching "Law & Order: SVU" reruns, and pointing out societal injustices to unsuspecting friends, family and whomever else will listen.

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Shit Jewish girls don't actually say

First of all, enough with the “Shit [Insert Group Here] Say” videos.

Jan Perry

Will Jan Perry become the first African American Jewish woman mayor of LA?

If Jan Perry has her way, Los Angeles will elect its first female mayor and its first Jewish mayor come 2013 – her. The 56-year-old Perry, who has represented Los Angeles’ 9th District for three terms, is one of four Democratic candidates seeking their party’s nomination in June’s primary. She is not the only Jewish candidate or the only female candidate in the running – but she is the only candidate who is both. She also happens to be African-American.

Dr. Evelyn Handler killed at 78

Amidst the cheery holiday hustle and bustle surrounding the holiday season, tragedy struck in Bedford, NH late last month,  claiming the life of Dr. Evelyn Handler (nee Sass), former president of Brandeis University. The 78-year-old Handler, a cell biologist who served as Brandeis’s first (and so far only) female president, was killed in a pedestrian accident while crossing the street with her husband on December 23rd.

Topics: Schools

MTV After Hours: Putting Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon to the test

Hanukkah may be over until next year, but that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy some of the best Hanukkah video goodies the Internet has to offer.

Patti Stanger of Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker

Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger: Jewess With a Bad Attitude?

Is there such thing as being a Jewess with too much attitude? Increasingly, it looks like the answer may be yes, and the evidence is in Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti Stanger.

Topics: Television
Lights Vol. 2: A Hanukkah Music Sampler

'Tis the season (to start listening to Hanukkah tunes!)

If my friends who celebrate Christmas use the day after Thanksgiving as their start date for listening to holiday music, then so shall I.

Topics: Hanukkah, Music
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Nine more women for the Forward 50

As it does every year, the Forward recently published its “Forward 50” – and just like every year, the list is short on women.

It Gets Better: Where are the Jews?

By now, the It Gets Better Project has made headlines around the world, with everyone from Lady Gaga to president Obama posting a video to support and encourage LGBT youth. A number of Jewish leaders have joined the conversation by making videos of their own. Here are a few of my favorites. Let me know if I’ve missed any good ones!

Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein

Jewesses in politics represent!

This week marks a big one when it comes to major anniversaries of Jewish women in politics.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Colorado take a stand against gender injustice

The Jewish community has had a varied relationship with scouting.

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