Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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Shulamit Izen
GLBT [Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender] Jewish Youth Activist

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What Else She Said

Two more people are out at New Jew now, and that's so good. And I know, at least for one of them, she said that a lot of the work that I've done here has made it so that she could come out.

And just being able to talk to her about the process and everything. A lot of people at school come to me at random moments and ask me if I think they're gay or not and they'll tell me why I should or shouldn't think so.

And I guess just being a resource like that - 'Wow, there's a student who will talk to about it, I don't have to make such a big deal of it to go to a teacher.' So that's really rewarding when people tell me that 'You made me feel more comfortable and safe.' That was the purpose in the beginning.


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For a bibliography: Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Women's Archive - Women Who Dared - Shulamit Izen on REWARDS." <http://jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/jsp/fullAnswer.jsp>.

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