Episode 35: Becoming Abby Stein

Author and transgender activist Abby Stein grew up in a tight-knit, insular Hasidic community in Brooklyn; she calls it one of the most gender-segregated societies in America. From early childhood, she knew she was a girl, but for her entire life, her community celebrated the fact that she was a boy. In this episode of Can We Talk?, Stein describes her upbringing, her discovery of non-binary genders in Jewish mysticism, and how she parted ways with her community. This is the final episode in our three-part fall author interview series.

Released November 12, 2019
  • Abby Stein and the cover of her book, Becoming Eve. Images courtesy of Seal Press.

  • Abby Stein and book cover

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 35: Becoming Abby Stein." (Viewed on December 4, 2023) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-35-becoming-abby-stein>.


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