Meet Esther Fink

I love telling stories and encouraging others to tell their stories.

As the eldest girl of 11 children, I had to take care of my younger siblings. As a young kid myself, I had to figure out how to keep my siblings busy, put them to bed and keep them entertained. And keep out  of sight and sound of an overwhelmed mother and unpredictable father. 

With no TV, no outside literature, no radio, I would craft stories in my mind to tell them.

So here I am, still telling stories. When you tell your story it can be healing, cathartic and most of all help others.

I grew up in Monsey, NY and was raised ultra orthodox, hassidic, and after leaving an arranged marriage at the 10 year point I began my journey – to see what was real and what wasn’t.

What I wanted and  didn’t want. Ultimately, what was and is the truth, the ever-changing truth for me.  I teach writing and blogging on my website at so come take a look if writing is something you want to do.

I look forward to hearing about your journey, your stories and your ever changing truths.  

I created this site because I realized that there were moments in my childhood and adulthood that I knew something wasn’t right, something someone said, did, ordered me to do, or proclaimed as the one and only truth. And I wanted to write about these moments, and open up a space for you to do the same.

Share with us and we will share with you. Deal?

Esther was awarded a micro grant from  towards putting this site together for a community of like minded individuals. It is owned and operated by E.L.F. , Esther Fink.  This is a  not-for-profit with donations going back to further the mission and maintenance of this site.

Contact us below to volunteer to assist with running this site, or for sponsorship opportunities.