Courtenay Edelhart is a journalist, Reform Jew and single mother by choice via adoption. She lives in Bakersfield, California, with two children, an obnoxious Chihuahua, and assorted dying houseplants.

Own Who You Are: Lessons from the Rachel Dolezal Storm

Donning an artificial identify undermines those who still battle oppression


My Journey Into Motherhood

When a litter of kittens was born on my doorstep, I took stock of the family I’d formed—and lost


Mourning the Purim Princess Dress

After years of my daughter begrudgingly agreeing to tulle and tiaras, a revolt

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