ByTovah Burstein

Tovah Burstein is a writer and professional literacy enthusiast living in Chicago. During the workweek, Tovah directs literacy tutoring programs in Chicago Public Schools. Her writing has previously appeared in MAKE, Defunct, Hobart and the Chicago Reader. Tovah is the Reviews Editor for Ghost Ocean Magazine.

  1. It would do men well to be more afraid of me. I am a woman like water, 5’3,” 145 pounds, size-7 flats on my feet. When a man wants to walk me home at night or escort me through a dark parking garage, I feel sorry for him. Cement corridors have long echoes and we are strangers. Men—you should be wary of a woman like me. When we’re in a car—together, alone—and a man doesn’t…