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Volume 66, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0010-0994
  • E-ISSN: 2161-8178


The author recalls her struggles and adaptations—to school, to anti-Semitism, to her family’s history, to her feelings for other women, to her learning disability—before there were terms to make what she experienced a familiar part of our discourse. She suggests that,because the words that might have exempted her from effort or locked her into one category or another were never spoken, she found ways to do what was required and methods of coping that have served her well in life.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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