I wrote a submission for the Jewish American Princess zine about growing up in awe of Jewish women and hoping to become one. This zine was created and edited by Julie Weinberg-Connors, with submissions from Jewish women and gender non-conforming people, as a method of complicating, embracing, and disentangling stereotypes and experiences of Jewish womanhood.
When apps like Tinder first hit the mainstream, people were quick to reflect on how casual dating was killing modern romance. In the years since, millennials were mocked for concepts like “ghosting” — the practice of slowly killing off a relationship through avoiding, evasion, and silence.
But what does the supposed death of modern romance mean for those of us who have never had it as an option? Is “ghosting” experienced differently by queer people? And if so, how?