Leah Vincent is a writer and activist. The first person in her family to go to college, she went on to earn a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. In addition to writing for various publications, including The Huffington Post and The Jewish Daily Forward, she is an advocate for reform within ultra-Orthodoxy and for the empowerment of former ultra-Orthodox Jews seeking a self-determined life. She works with Footsteps, the only organization in the United States supporting formerly ultra-Orthodox individuals.
Articles by Leah Vincent
A Jewish Atheist’s Prayer
When I was little, I talked to God constantly. There were prayers for waking up, for the morning, for the afternoon, before ...
The Ultra-Orthodox Backlash
When a former ultra-Orthodox Jew publicly reveals her story, she often faces ferocious attacks from her community of origin who will ...