Alma [ahl-ma] is a Hebrew word meaning a woman of childbearing age who has not had kids. Which is really weird and oddly specific but hey, who are we to judge. Alma, the website you are currently visiting (thanks!), is a new online community for women trying to figure this whole adult thing out.

Because yes, it’s hard to be an adult. A real adult–one with a career and friends and relationships and at least one houseplant for good measure. Alma won’t always have the answers (though sometimes we’ll have kickass advice!) but we will be there when you need to get over your whirlwind Birthright fling, when a loved one dies, when you lose your job or need help finding a new one, and when you just need a hearty laugh/cry. Not all the folks at Alma are the same, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from one another (or at least share some solid Netflix recommendations).

And we promise to never judge you for doing that performance to “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” at your bat mitzvah party. We’ve all been there.

Meet the Editor:

Molly Tolsky is a writer and editor originally from the Chicago area, currently living in Brooklyn. She holds a BA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence college (yes, two degrees in fiction = it’s a miracle she’s employed). Previously, she was the editor of Kveller. You can read more about why she started Alma here, here, and here. You can visit her website and follow her on Instagram and Twitter. You can also reach her at

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