454 Votes for Vanessa Hidary
Share Your Hero
New York, New York
How is your Hero working to make the world a better place?
Vanessa is an inspired and original voice in the Jewish community. Her art and performance are riveting, her insights about being Jewish and bridging cultures viscerally and immediately bring communities together and help all of us ask the tough questions we are afraid to. She is fiercely proud to be Jewish and represents the true meaning of Judaism in action. She empowers herself and others through her honesty, humor and compassion.
How has your Hero impacted your life and inspired you?
Vanessa's fearless and filterless musings-her honest examination of her own childhood and journey as a Jewish woman inspires everyone who sees her perform-her life's adventure and her personal expression abets each one of us to discover our own truths and urges us to explore our relationship to Judaism through our own multicultural lens.