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Rebecca Long

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Rebecca Long is a Southern California native, born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area. She is an alumna of Allegheny College, where she graduated cum laude with a BA in English Literature and minors in Women's Studies and History. She moved to Boston in 2015, where she worked as Assistant Editor at National Geographic Learning before joining the Jewish Women’s Archive in 2018 as Communications and New Media Specialist. In her spare time, she writes for publications like Bitch MediaBust Magazine, and Electric Literature, sings in the intergenerational Yiddish choir, A Besere Velt, and cross stitches. You can find her on Twitter at @bex_long.

Blog Posts

Facebook

Is it time to break up with Facebook?

by Rebecca Long

Are we still on Facebook? Yes. Do we feel icky about it? Definitely. Do we plan to stay on Facebook for now? Yes, and I’ll tell you why.

Topics: Boycotts, Journalism
Eternal Life Crop

An Interview With Dara Horn About "Eternal Life"

by Rebecca Long

JWA sat down with award-winning author Dara Horn to discuss her latest novel, Eternal Life, one of our Book Club picks. Eternal Life tells the story of Rachel, a woman who cannot die.

Topics: Fiction
Abbi Jacobson / I Might Regret This

You Won't Regret This

by Rebecca Long

Onstage with Boston Globe reporter and fellow Jewish lady Meredith Goldstein, Jacobson is personable, sharp, and at times, self-deprecating. Her comedic timing is exactly what you would expect from one of the creators/writers/stars of Broad City: spot on.

Topics: Memoirs
Peaches in Seattle

Playlist: Jewish Ladies Who Rock

by Rebecca Long
Allow the comfortingly familiar piano chords of track one, Vanessa Carlton’s certified jam “A Thousand Miles,” to transport you. Whether you’re “making your way downtown, walking fast,” or just “lying here,” there’s a song in this playlist for everyone.
Topics: Music, Music
To All the Boys I've Loved Before

The Fashion of "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"

by Rebecca Long
This summer, no movie captured our hearts like Netflix's To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Rafaella Rabinovich, the costume designer responsible for film's iconic looks, discusses the most popular outfits from the movie and the importance of representation in film.
Women's Liberation Movement Protest 1970

New Year, New Blog Editor!

by Rebecca Long

Why is it important to amplify the voices of Jewish women? Because in a society that has historically refused women the right to speak and deemed our stories unimportant, it is a radical act to communicate our experiences.

Composite Image of Amanda Knox and the Scarlet Letter Cover from 1934

The Scarlet Letter Reports

by Rebecca Long

In the 2018 Facebook series, The Scarlet Letter Reports, host Amanda Knox explores this idea: that the world wields a woman’s sexuality against her like a weapon. In each episode of the Broadly-produced show, she interviews a famous woman who has been attacked or disbelieved because of her sexuality or sexual history.

Topics: Feminism, Television
A Besere Velt, 2016

Twenty Years of Singing for Bread and Roses

by Rebecca Long

This year, the Boston Workmen’s Circle Yiddish chorus, A Besere Velt (A Better World), will celebrate its 20th anniversary. I spoke with original chorus members, Michael Felsen and Jenny Silverman, about the choir’s conception, past, present, and future.

Topics: Music
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie: Bashert

by Rebecca Long

Because romantic relationships are so strongly emphasized and prioritized in our culture, we struggle to value platonic partnerships as equally meaningful. In truth, female friendships like the one between Grace and Frankie are often more complex, more reciprocal, more challenging, and more enduring than romances.

Topics: Television

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Rebecca Long." (Viewed on December 13, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/blog/author/rebecca-long>.

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