Rebecca Mordechai is a full-time writer at TIME for Kids. She is also a former middle school English teacher with an MA in English Literature Education from Brooklyn College. Her freelance work in non-fiction has appeared in Tablet, Lilith, Jewcy, and Hevria

She likes to write about her Azerbaijani culture and her Orthodox Jewry because those two things swathed her in blankets of patriarchy growing up. She’s still not over it.  Follow her at @rebeccamordecha