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Behind Closed Doors

By Alana Shlagbaum | December 8, 2021

My story started out pretty ordinary. I married the boy I had a crush on in summer camp and we…

Listening To My Own Voice

By Tali Muroff-Seligsohn | October 26, 2021

She told me to get in the bath. “You’re not in labor,” she said.  Seven years ago, on August 12,…

Experiencing Depression After Pregnancy Loss

By Dr. Kerry Bar-Cohn | October 12, 2021

For much of my life, I didn’t understand what it meant to be depressed. I thought it meant feeling down,…

Choosing Love

By Cheryl Nayowitz | August 24, 2021

As much as I loved love and dished it out generously to others, I fed myself fear. This ingestion was…

Whole, Body & Soul

By Rivka Mazal Tauber | August 15, 2021

I remember being eight years old and getting on a scale.  I was offered $1 for every pound I would…

The Next Chapter

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 8, 2021

It’s funny how sometimes we end up creating for others what we need the most. The Layers Project was born…

Reality Under Rockets

By Shira Lankin Sheps | May 11, 2021

I had never heard a rocket siren before. I’ve watched countless videos of rocket sirens, rocket explosions, and all sorts…

My Last Trip To The Mikvah

By Michaela Abenson | April 27, 2021

I just went to the mikvah for the last time. I am 28 years old. I took my time getting…

Life in the Ghetto and Journey to Auschwitz- Excerpt from the Story of Leah Klein

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 7, 2021

“The Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in March 1944. The first thing they did was to take away the Jewish work permits.…

Coming Back to First Position: Learning to Love My Body Again

By Anonymous | February 21, 2021

Her body moves gracefully across the room, small ballet slippers dotting the floor with lightness and strength. Her arms are…

Maybe A Little Brighter, Tomorrow

By Atara Paris | January 26, 2021

After my second son was born, I struggled with mild postpartum depression (PPD). It was bad enough to be struggling…

Persistence, Perseverance, & Triumph

By Lori Prashker-Thomas | January 17, 2021

May 2, 2020, I felt really sick. I went to my local emergency room and I was screened for COVID…