As the Jewish Community get together with their families and friends to celebrate the final moments of Passover, I celebrate with them.
No, I don’t celebrate Passover. I celebrate my own personal freedom and reflect on the journey I have gone on during the last 6 years.
I am no longer a wife but I am a happy woman with a supportive boyfriend who loves me and appreciates the real me.
I am no longer Jewish although I am still the same person with the same heart.
This journey has been hell at times and at times I’ve almost wanted to give up. But I knew that I couldn’t. I wanted to be a strong woman who would be someone others can look up to and ask advice from.
I wanted to be the woman I needed when I was leaving. Someone to listen to me, someone to advise me, and someone to understand the emotions I was going through.
And I can proudly look myself in the mirror and be proud of who I am today. I am a support to countless people and have shared my story in countless media platforms to empower others who want to leave.
I am still the same person I always was and sadly that’s not something that people from my past are able to see. They choose to judge me and threaten me. But I choose to ignore and move on.
I am free – from an ex-Jew on the final days of Passover – this is my moment to smile and be proud of the life I have.
Nothing is worth more than living a life where I am able to choose how I will live and what I will do. It’s not always easy but – for me personally – it’s been the best thing I’ve done.
I am not angry. I am not bitter. I am content.
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