If you follow this blog’s Facebook page, or have read my Of Interest posts, you’ll see that I’ve shared posts from Hevria more than a few times. This community of Jewish creators is such a great space, and, full disclosure, I was super bummed to not be a part of it when it started.
But then they opened it up to guest posts, and I was all “oh, no, no, no, no, I can’t. What if they say no? Then I might be sad.”
So I didn’t submit. Until I did. And they said yes.
I submitted a post that had been knocking around in my head for maybe a year. It was something I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share. It was so personal, and I felt like it was also a little bit of a critique of frum society, which isn’t something I usually do. There are enough people who do it on the internet, what would my story add to it? But over the course of the year, I began to understand that there is power in narrative, and that there might be value in sharing this experience.
If you’re coming here from Hevria, you might like to start with this post. Or do whatever you want. That’s cool too.