Books By Women, “Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life”
Houston Chronicle, “Not quite straight: My life, my love”
Houston Chronicle, “The Supreme Court, the law, and my same-sex marriage”
Tikkun Magazine, “Praying With The Other” weaving together the immigrant and Jewish experience.
Moment Magazine, “Is Religion Good for Women? A Symposium.”
EquallyWed, “The Unveiling of a Lesbian in Love.”
Dame Magazine, “I Was An Invisible Woman.” Reposted to Hairpin, WIP, and as a Salon Magazine Sunday feature. ReTweeted by Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker.
Lilith Magazine, “Fabulous Hair!” and “One Woman’s Resumé.” Recipient Samuel Rockower Award in Jewish Journalism.
Haaretz: “‘Off the Path’ Memoirs of ex-Hasidic Jews Shine Light on Faigy Mayer’s World”
Outsmart: “Author Leah Lax: A Jewish Lesbian ‘Uncovered’”
Beyondbeliefanthology.com: “Beyond Belief Interviews Leah Lax.”
Frumgaygirl.blogspot.com: “THE CHASSIDIC WRITER: A Lesbian Mother of Seven.”
Excerpts from Uncovered:
Intellectual Refuge, “Deep Dark Blue.”
Survivor’s Review, “Hassidic Love Story.”
Lilith Magazine, “With This Wedding, I Leave Myself Behind.”
jewishfiction.net, “Munya’s Story.”
I use interviews and glean candid, wry, moving, startling, revealing comments that capture the character. I excerpt and build with these comments, often pairing them with photography, into the final product.Projects that are based on this interview technique: