2019 Day-By-Day

Let’s Try This Again

Every year I resolve to write more and every year I more or less fall short of this goal. This year I will be blogging daily, like I did in 2017, the difference being that I am committing to sharing some of the more difficult things I’ve found hard to share with people. So, let’s see how this goes.

The excerpt below is from a d’var Torah I’ve been working on.

I am a Hispanic-Filipino woman in a predominantly white Jewish community. For better or worse, I stand out. I took it for granted that I grew up in a diverse environment like Oak Cliff. I never really had to address the color of my skin or what that means because there were so many people who looked like me. But that changed when I came into the Jewish community. I was confronted with racism and my skin color in startling and incredibly devastating ways.

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