Grandma with Horns

I did not know Jewish people had horns. But when my gram moved at age 4 to Anamosa, Iowa that is the legend her neighbors had believed – though it quickly faded once they met my grandmother’s family. To me, my grandma at age 97, has become a legend in in her own right, surviving a lifetime of struggles. Though my grandfather has passed on, my grandmother continues to fight on alone, writing letters to politicians advocating for social and environmental justice. I imagine her fiery letters have perpetuated the legend of her horns – but this time among politicians.

Here is a brief digital story about my grandma.