“Makom” literally means "place" in Hebrew, but is also the most popular Talmudic euphemism for "vagina." Sara Rozner, inspired by Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, created Monologues from the Makom, an all-women's space to share and listen to self-authored creative pieces related to sexuality, body image, gender, and Jewish identity. There have been three such Monologues from the Makom events, including at the 2017 JOFA Conference -- and now we are going to compile these creative pieces into a book, to share with a much wider audience!
We encourage you to submit your written pieces, in the form of traditional monologues or other modalities, such as poetry, short story, or visual art. Monologues from the Makom is an affirming, positive space and while not all submissions will make it into the book, all voices are warmly welcomed.
If you have any questions or want to discuss an idea, please reach out to us at email@example.com! We would love to speak to you about your ideas and act as a sounding board.
Submissions will remain strictly confidential. If you would like your piece to remain anonymous, please indicate below (but please still leave your name and email so we can get in touch with you!).
Thank you for your bravery and trust in deciding to submit your piece. This book couldn't be a success without you!