The Moment You Knew

“I almost think I can remember feeling a little different…But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

This is a space where people of religious backgrounds can share their stories about the moment they knew they wanted something different.

Realizing that you want to march to the beat of your own drum can be scary and exhilarating at the same time. Maybe it wasn’t easy but know that your choices are honorable. 
We invite you to read some of our stories and share your story by submitting here.

To Write Or Not To Write

by: Esther Bernstein My first semester in graduate school was almost over. I had become ever more aware of "shuttling between two worlds," and I'd begun to mark the exact moment when the D train emerged from the tunnel to cross the bridge between Brooklyn and...

And The Skirt Comes Off

By: Lea I wanted to help others and be a good jewish wife. At age 20 I was in graduate school to become a social worker, and this career was considered very “kosher”. Some rabbis approved my choice, and all I needed was a husband. A rabbi set me up with a young man at...

You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

By: Esther We covered up everything. Our knees. Our Elbows. The collarbone. Our body shape. The female form was simply forbidden, and we had to wear loose clothing to make sure no one knew…I’m not even sure what. Oh, and toes. Do Not  Have Toes.  I mean, don’t show...

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