Abby Stein: how the Becoming Eve author went from rabbi to trans woman – The Times

Posted By on November 23, 2019

Imagine growing up an ultra-Orthodox rabbi in the rigidly gender-segregated Hasidic community. When Abby Stein came out as transgender, she walked away from everything shed ever known. Now shes written a memoir about her experience. Will Pavia meets her

The Times,November 23 2019, 12:01am

When Abby Stein was a child, she did not know what a girls body looked like. She was convinced that she was one, that there had been a mistake at her birth, but there were not many places to turn for guidance.

She could look at her sisters, modestly wrapped as they were in the garb of Hasidic women. But she could not consult the lingerie advertisements in Good Housekeeping. Hers was a world without glossy magazines, television or the internet. When she imagined transitioning to female, she could not be precisely sure of what she would be getting herself into. I dont even think I knew the so-called biological differences between 98 per cent of boys and 98 per cent of girls, she says.

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