“I grew up a practicing Catholic, but as I got older, I began to question my beliefs.”
“When I was moving into my apartment at Michigan State University, someone said to me, ‘Do you have to hang up your mezuzah? Do you need to tell the entire world your Jewish?’ I said, ‘Yes, of course.’”
“As a child, I grew up without any connection to Judaism.”
“My dad is Jewish, and my mom is Filipino Catholic. Growing up, I felt pressured by my Jewish relatives to only focus on my Judaism and forget about the other parts of my identity.”
Because I am an above-the-knee amputee, I know that I’m not as fast as others. But on the ski slope, I can catch up and even ski by others.