Feminist Friendship Archive. The “Feminist Friendship Archive” is a work in progress about the lives of three great friends of mine who died in the first decade of the twenty-first century. I hope to combine the stories of our friendships, which I’ve begun to chronicle, with memoirs by women writers devoted to remembering a lost friend. My Metastic Life. I’ve been experimenting with how to visualize my life in cancer (since diagnosis in late December, 2011). I think of my images as a kind of outsider art created in dialogue with the many graphic memoirs dealing with cancer and other illnesses.
Paris Memoir. The girl on the cover of Breathless: An American Girl in Paris (Seal, 2013) is me, circa 1962. I’m walking along the banks of the Seine, on my way to work teaching English at Lycée Racine, a French high school for girls. What They Saved. What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past (Nebraska, 2011) is a memoir about my quest to recreate the story of my father’s missing family. The website whattheysaved.com gives a fuller picture of the journey I made—images from my trips to Eastern Europe, and documents that helped me figure out what had happened to these relatives until recently unknown to me. Girls Write Now. Girls Write Now mentors aspiring teen writers from underserved communities, supporting their journey from high school to college and beyond.