Health and Self-Image Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Sub-Series 5
Level of Description


  • 1975-2000, undated (Creation)


  • Scope and Contents

    Sub-series 5: Health and Self-Image includes manuscripts that touch on issues related to physical or mental health, anti-Semitic or misogynistic stereotypes, and the ways Jewish women perceive themselves and their bodies. The sub-series also includes the column “The Ways We Are”, which covered a variety of topics within the back page of Lilith. Of particular note in this sub-series are the notes, poetry, and manuscript drafts intended for Lilith’s landmark issue on Jewish hair, published in Spring 1995. This sub-series also contains material on caring for Jewish elders, which is supported heavily in Series 2: Subject Files, and materials on “Big Mouths”, or women who speak their minds. Materials are arranged by subject, then chronologically within each folder.