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Author: Abby Stein
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BIC Subject: Memoirs
Published By: Hachette Australia
 
Published: 14-Jan-2020
Format: Hardback, 272 pages,
ISBN: 9781580059169
Stock Code: 0059169
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The powerful coming-out story of an ultra-Orthodox child who became a woman and a voice for gender freedomThe powerful coming-out story of an ultra-Orthodox child who became a woman and a voice for gender freedom
Abby Chava Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, profoundly isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of an eighteenth-century Eastern European enclave, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a rabbinical dynastic family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. But Stein felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. Without access to TV or the internet and never taught English, she suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood into mainstream femininity-a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family and her way of life.