In American culture and in the Jewish community, too, we get caught up in weddings.
Although I did not know it at the time, Camp Chi was where I learned my first lesson about inclusion.
The truth is, from the ages of 15 until about 27, I thought I was less worthy than everyone else.
We have all faced obstacles and challenges, but we are not (or should not be) defined by them.
Thanks to help from Chicago's Jewish community, the world now sees my sister the way I see her.