I’m not Jewish myself, but I wanted to demonstrate support for Jewish people in light of the onslaught of antisemitism lately. I know from experience that allies are often quieter than opponents, and I don’t want other marginalized people to feel unwelcome here. How can I plead for other creators to be vocal in their support of trans people if I don’t show solidarity with other marginalized people? How can I ask for more and better representation when I don’t strive to include it in my own work?
My work is the closest thing I have to a home right now. It’s where I feel safe to be myself, and I want other people to feel that sense of safety too.
Even the brightest shamash can’t light a drenched candle, but hopefully, I can offer people a refuge from the rain for a little while.
While I have your attention, some Jewish creators I recommend following are Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg and Rabbi Ruti Regan. Rabbi Ruttenberg shares feminist insights into rabbinic literature while Rabbi Regan focuses on disability, feminism, and spirituality.