Who is Colloquially Speaking?

My name is Bracha.

When I was little, I hated my name.

Bracha means blessing in Hebrew.

I didn’t feel like a blessing to anyone.

Growing up was hard…it was painful and challenging and hurt more than it should have.

But it taught me who I am and how to be.

I am Bracha.

I am an artist and a writer.

I am a partner and a wife.

I am a mother and a friend.

I am a sister and a daughter and a part of a broken family.

I am whole.

I am neither blessing nor curse.

I am here and I have some things to say.

I hope that you will listen.