As a Jewish autistic bisexual transgender woman, “I will be what I will be” is something I have had to tell many people throughout my life, as they have questioned, judged, mocked, and discriminated against me for who I am.
For our students, the loss of their end-of-year plans and graduation festivities is indeed a very real loss – and we should recognize it as one. I’m reminded of a powerful anecdote in Martin Buber’s Tales of the Hasidim.
After so much time spent at URJ Greene Family Camp, a Reform summer camp in Bruceville, TX, camp feels like a second home. Here are five vital lessons we learned at camp that are serving us well in college.