Mikhal Weiner

I’m a writer, musician, and sometimes Cantor, originally from Israel, currently living in Brooklyn with my wife, son and cat. I’ve written about diverse topics—from abortion rights and global LGBTQ+ rights to my experiences as a queer clergy person and an exposé about vegan ‘meat’ for diverse publications like Newsweek, Lilith, GO Magazine, Kveller, Motherfigure and Lunch Ticket. I spend my days writing, translating, reading, and cooking up bizarre kitchen experiments. All my work, whether text or music, is deeply influenced by my experiences coming of age as a religious gay woman in Jerusalem of the early aughts. I’m fascinated by people’s stories, by the places we’re from and where we’re going, by the narratives we live and the ones we create. 

Mikhal’s episode, based on her essay, Barefoot Angels, was the subject of our January podcast Season 1: Episode 7

Site: www.mikhalweiner.com

Instagram: @mikhalweiner

Twitter: @mikhalweiner

This picture was at a show in Tel Aviv. I was very unnerved when someone posted this on Facebook, since my girlfriend and I had been caught off guard — we weren’t completely out yet.
This picture is at a party the year after we moved to Boston together. Everyone knew we were together, and it wasn’t a big deal anymore.