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Author V. Lakshmi to Speak at Congregation Beth Israel
December 7, 2018 , 12:00 amFree
Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will host a presentation on Thursday, December 6, at 7 p.m, by V. Lakshmi, author of Finding Your Way When Life Changes Your Plans: A Memoir of Adoption, Loss of Motherhood and Rediscovering Home. Sponsored by the synagogue’s Sisterhood, the event is free and open to the community.
Finding Your Way When Life Changes Your Plans is a cross-cultural, adoptive-family love story. Born in a remote village in India, V. was adopted and raised by a Caucasian Jewish family in America.. In her memoir, V. captures the emotions surrounding adoption and describes her encounters with racism. The book also relates V.’s struggles to cope with, and ultimately accept, her own feminine health issues that led to her loss of motherhood, including endometriosis, infertility, failed adoption and hysterectomy.
V. Lakshmi is an international award-winning photographer and owns a photography business in the midwest. She holds a BA in General Studies with Minors in Psychology and Gender Studies. Finding Your Way When Life Changes Your Plans is her first book.
For more information, contact Lisa Melville at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the synagogue office at (908) 889-1830.