DEBORAH FELDMAN grew up in an ultra-orthodox, Hasidic family in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 17, she was married to a young man whom she had only seen once before. It was only shortly before her wedding night that she was told about sex and her duties as a wife for the first time in her life. She soon started looking for ways to leave the community, together with her son.
Today, Deborah is a successful writer and lives a free, self-determined life in Berlin with her son. Since the publication of their bestselling books Unorthodox and Exodus she has become the white hope for many women living in ultra-orthodox communities, wanting to leave.