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Virtual: MIMI LEMAY, What We Will Become

Date: November 20, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A mother’s memoir of her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her. Brimming with love and courage, What We Will Become is a powerful testament to how painful events from the past can be redeemed to give us hope for the future.

From the age of two-and-a-half, Jacob, born “Em,” adamantly told his family he was a boy. While his mother Mimi struggled to understand and come to terms with the fact that her child may be transgender, she experienced a sense of déjà vu—the journey to uncover the source of her child’s inner turmoil unearthed ghosts from Mimi’s past and her own struggle to live an authentic life.

Mimi was raised in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, every aspect of her life dictated by ancient rules and her role as a woman largely preordained from cradle to grave. As a young woman, Mimi wrestled with the demands of her faith and eventually made the painful decision to leave her religious community and the strict gender roles it upheld.

Presented by the JCC Literary Consortium

Registration closes one hour prior to start time. The Zoom link will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the program's start time. This is a one-time use link and is not shareable.

Friday, November 20 | Noon - 1 pm
$10 talk only

$36 includes the book/author talk/curbside pick up
$39.50 includes the book/author talk/USPS delivery



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