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IMG_2252As a journalist and writer, I’m passionate about sharing my ongoing story of struggle and redemption.

It is only by knowing darkness that we can ever truly appreciate the light. But first, we must learn to illuminate our past so that we can move forward as stronger, more enlightened human beings, with G-d’s help.

Like all of us, I’ve experienced — and continue to experience — my share of pain, but I have learned to use life’s challenges as a springboard for growth and an opportunity to help others.

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As founding editor of Nishei Ora | Women of Light, a literary and arts journal, I help women and teen girls create and connect. Nishei Ora is printed and distributed six times per year according to the Jewish holiday (lunar) calendar.

I also serve as a writing teacher, encouraging adults and children to be more vulnerable, authentic and confident in their writing.

As an emunah activist, I try to bring G-d into all I do. In this chaotic world, this mission sometimes feels like a lonely endeavor.

But each morning, I awake with a prayer of gratitude, thanking my Creator for having faith in me — and for giving me another day here to serve Him.

מוֹדֶה אֲנִי לְפָנֶיךָ מֶלֶךְ חַי וְקַיָּם, שֶׁהֶחֱזַרְתָּ בִּי נִשְׁמָתִי בְּחֶמְלָה. רַבָּה אֱמוּנָתֶךָ.

Modeh anee lefanecha melech chai vekayam, she-he-chezarta bee nishmatee b’chemla, raba emunatecha. (Click here for audio of a Modeh Ani song.)

I offer thanks to You, living and eternal King, for You have mercifully restored my soul within me; Your faithfulness is great.

Please join me on this beautiful journey. Send a message about your story of struggle and discovery. Or just say hello.

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