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Faith Is All You Need

By Orah Lasko | July 30, 2019

I have three kids. My two oldest are girls; Sophie is 7 and Emily is 4. My husband and I…

Say it Out Loud: Struggling with Childhood Speech Apraxia

By Golda Hutchison | July 9, 2018

The first few moments of my life were nearly my last. While my mother was in labor, my heart rate…

Abby’s Story: A Passion for Inclusion

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 15, 2018

This Profile is brought to The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Jewish Education Project.  (1/5) “Home for All”…

Brooke’s Story: Love Beyond Loss

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 26, 2017

I first met with Brooke when she was with her young daughter at a new rehabilitation center, and having grown…

Corinne’s Story: Confidence In The Difference

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 19, 2017

This profile was sponsored by New Jersey Yachad.  I first met Corinne earlier this year when I was photographing events…

Bassie’s Story: Growing With Love

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 5, 2017

This profile was brought to The Layers Project through a partnership with New Jersey Yachad. I met Yosef 6 years ago,…

Golda’s Story: Atypical Blessings

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 30, 2017

I first met Golda and her husband in Camp HASC, a summer camp for children and adults with special needs.…

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