Song of 'Ourselves'

June 15, 2024

The Jewish Daily Forward | January 15, 2014

Did this mean I could know my body, but hide it from the world? That doesn’t fall far from one understanding of religious modesty: women hide themselves for and from others. But OBOS insisted that there was no “women and their bodies” — only us, “we.” We girls in the pool, breathless with our own speed. We, a pronoun that witnesses.

Read the full story: Song of ‘Ourselves’ by Leah Falk