Author: Julie Sugar

Julie Sugar is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She can be found online at or on Twitter.
For the Women Who Mother Me

When I was in second grade, I didn’t want to make a Mother’s Day card with the rest of the kids in class. 

Down the Rabbit Hole: Gifts from a Religious Crisis

A little over a year ago, much of my life was shifting wildly or was already shattered: my relationship, my living situation, my health—and my religious observance. I had been secretly breaking Shabbos for a while, and finally acknowledged to myself that I was no longer committed to halakha, traditional Jewish law.