An Evening With Leah Vincent

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Jconnect Seattle says
Please join Jconnect, Third Space, and The Tribe for an evening with Leah Vincent, author of Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood.

In Leah's latest book, she unveils her deepest life stories of one woman’s struggle to define herself as an individual.

Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect that shuns the modern world. When, at sixteen, Leah was caught exchanging letters with a boy—breaking a religious ban on contact between the sexes—her family cut all ties. Sent to live on her own in New York City, adrift and unprepared for the freedoms of secular life, Leah’s desperate loneliness coupled with her stubborn loyalty to the dogma of her past pulled her into a vicious cycle of prostitution and self-harm. It took a shocking state of despair to empower her to transform a life of tragedy into a tale of unexpected triumph, one that illuminates both the oppressive world of religious fundamentalism and the broader issues facing young women from all backgrounds as they grapple with sexuality and identity.

The Tribe, Third Space, and Jconnect are passionate about bringing engaging content and opportunities to Seattle's Jewish young adults. We look forward to this evening with you, grappling with Leah's story, and gaining a deeper understanding of our own Judaism.
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By: Jconnect Seattle

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