Caroline Rothstein

Caroline Rothstein is a New York City-based award-winning writer, performer, activist and educator. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Narratively, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. She performs spoken word poetry, facilitates workshops, and speaks at colleges, schools, organizations, and performance venues worldwide.

Stories By Caroline Rothstein

Why I’ve Always Been Silent About Israel and Palestine. And Why I’m Speaking Out Now.

My great-great-grandparents were among the first Zionists. But once I finally started talking, I learned I’m not the only one grappling with my thoughts on the Jewish state.

Spitting Verse and Slamming Barriers

A groundbreaking team of female poets shakes up the often male-dominated world of competitive poetry.

PLUNGER PARTY

The end of pretending the metaphorical toilet wasn’t flooding.

The Hair Down There

A feminist writer wonders why she’s so quick to pull off her pants and expose herself to a stranger in the hedonistic and masochistic ritual that is the bikini wax.

Legends Never Die

Two decades after a low-budget film turned Washington Square skaters into international celebrities, the kids from "Kids" struggle with lost lives, distant friendships, and the...

‘Word Is, You Look for the Kids’

Why this Narratively contributor's most ambitious project was also one of the most emotionally trying.

Plastic Perceptions

An eating disorder survivor, a hotshot surgeon and a young mother rethink their positions on cosmetic surgery.