During her early twenties she was diagnosed with a chronic illness that prevented her from doing all the things she loved doing as a wife, mother of Jewish children and a social worker. She suffered in silence until one day she hit the Publish button to a blog post in which she shared her illness and struggles with the world. She let go of shame and went on a leap of faith, trusting that sharing her story would not only help her, but others as well. Indeed it did!
You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess. I’m Yael Trusch, your host. Welcome to our fiftieth episode! I’m happy to be celebrating this milestone and joining me in this celebration is none other than the lovely Shira Lankin Sheps.
Shira is the creator of The Layers Project Magazine. Through this online magazine she hopes to bring healing, empathy and a sense of community among Jewish women by sharing their stories of struggle and recovery.Her portraits communicate a shared human experience and provide light to those featured, as well as to the thousands of readers of The Layers Project.
Shira and I talk about The Layers Project, it’s mission and practical details… Like, how does she control the quality of the photography? How does she select the stories that she ends up publishing? How are people responding, and how are these women’s stories helping others out there? And of course, Shira shares with us the personal journey that ultimately led to this beautiful project.
Stay tuned to get a discount code to your monthly subscription of The Layers Project Magazine. Here’s the delightful Shira Lankin Sheps.