Samantha Shokin is a writer and musician based in Brooklyn.
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From Radiohead to Klezmer

My winding journey through music mirrored my journey of Jewish discovery

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‘Make Birobidzhan Gay Again’

Dispatch from the inaugural Brighton Beach Pride Parade in south Brooklyn

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When I Found a Place Where I Belonged, I Finally Came to Love My Jewish Hair

I grew up hating my curly, unruly frizz. But on a trip to Israel, I found people who celebrated kinky locks—theirs and mine.

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