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“Here We Are”: A new writing opportunity from Lilith Magazine:

If you’ve experienced gender-based bias, harassment, and/or violence in the context of Jewish community, and you’re interested in writing about your experience(s) for publication, check out this new opportunity with Lilith: 

“Here We Are” is a one-year writing experience to support and enable diverse survivors of gender abuse to recount their experiences. The goals are to explore writing your story in a cohort in order to build community and work towards enacting long-lasting change where gender, ability, race, class, sexuality and culture intersect in the Jewish world. You will receive writing coaching, mentoring and editorial support, and learn from Lilith staff and guest facilitators–all in virtual sessions. Lilith anticipates publishing the cohort’s edited first-person narratives in print or digitally, amplifying them to tens of thousands of activist readers.

This project is for Jewish feminists to write about personal experiences of gender injustice in Jewish spaces––including your anger, grief, and ideas for (or dreams of) repair––to help shape more equitable Jewish institutions and communities. All application materials will be held in confidence.

Forty-five years of publishing first-person feminist narratives at Lilith have shown us the transformational nature of storytelling for those who tell their stories and for readers. Amplifying powerful personal experiences can be a driver of needed social change.”

 More information here. Applications due March 25th.