Leah Lax joins us from Texas and takes an inning (or 2) from the Astros World Series game to get Jewcy about her vibrant story and upcoming opera based on her memoir, Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home. Leah is a published award-winning fiction, nonfiction and prose poetry author. The opera, based on Uncovered, will be premiering mid-November, 2022, hosted by the City Lyric Opera in New York, NY!
Learn about Leah's incredibly journey of living a secret life for 30 years in a restrictive society and the consequences of living a lie. Against her family's wishes, at only 15 years of age and a young lesbian, Leah joined the Hasidim, an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect. In her desire for inclusion and serenity, she hid her true self, entered an arranged marriage and had 7 children. Then she faced a crisis that changed everything...
This discussion is one of those that will shed much needed awareness on the following: Women's Rights (including consent and pro-choice), Hasidic Jewish Culture, LGBTQIA+, Family and Arts/Culture.
*This episode contains contains some sensitive subject matter, including a pro-choice real-life experience, which is incredibly pivotal to who Leah is today. Thank you Leah for being vulnerable with us and for showing the World we need to continue to have open dialogues about Women's Rights.
City Lyric Opera (buy tickets to Uncovered)
Buy Uncovered on Amazon
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