Caroline Rothstein

Caroline Rothstein is an internationally touring writer, poet, performer, and educator. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Narratively, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, NYLON, The Forward, Hey Alma, and elsewhere. She performs poetry, speaks, and facilitates workshops and teaches year-round at colleges, schools, summer camps, community organizations, and performance venues worldwide and virtually.

Stories By Caroline Rothstein

The Man with the Golden Airline Ticket

My dad was one of the only people with a good-for-life, go-anywhere American Airlines pass. Then they took it away. This is the true story of having—and losing—a superpower.

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.

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.

Plunger Party

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

Legends Never Die

Two decades after a low-budget film turned Washington Square skaters into celebrities, the kids from "Kids" struggle with lost lives and the fine art of growing up.

‘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.