Motherhood

Monologue in the Mikva

By MicheleThaler | May 26, 2019

This essay is published on The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. The image was taken during…

Waters of Separation: For My Daughter at the Mikvah

By Sheryl Robbin | May 22, 2019

Reprinted with permission from The Eden Center blog Three days before her wedding in May 2013, my daughter and I had…

Rona’s Story: Women in The Workplace

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 1, 2019

(1/7) “You Can Do This” “Unlike my parents, I did not dream of becoming a classroom teacher. I knew I…

Endometriosis Awareness

By Rachel Cohen | March 24, 2019

176 million women live with endometriosis and I am one of them. To me, this enigmatic and commonly misunderstood disease…

Learning That I Deserve Love and Finding My Voice

By Tziona Achishena | March 3, 2019

TI always feared deep down that I would never be truly loved, just as I am. That fear comes along…

Ahava Emunah’s Story: Living with Love and Faith

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 12, 2019

(1/7) “I Knew” “It was July 2012, and I had been feeling unwell. I was going back and forth to…

Michal’s Story: Lost and Found

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 29, 2019

(1/7) “In My Head” I was blessed throughout my entire life to lead a relatively normal life with no real…

Widowhood as a Single Mom

By Aviva Ben-Zev/Rosenbaum | December 25, 2018

The hardest thing I have ever done was when I had to tell my five year-old daughter that her father…

Battle for A Better Life

By Michaela Abenson | October 18, 2018

As a young girl, I was ill for many years before being diagnosed. Like most people, I had never heard…

Aliza’s Story: My Body, My Babies

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 7, 2018

(1/7) “Unpretty”   At the time, I felt very unpretty. I felt in order to be pretty, you had to…

26, Jewish, Single Mother

By Jennifer Grinberg | August 2, 2018

It can be a magical time of exploring. What happens when you’re a 26-year-old Jewish single mother? What happens to…

It Could Happen to You: How I Became Addicted to Painkillers

By Rachel Cohen | July 15, 2018

In my world, drugs were a shrouded secret, spoken about in hushed voices, whispered behind cupped hands as though the…