meirav devash

meirav devash

Writer. Editor. Content strategist.

I'm a writer, editor, consultant, culture analyst, and beauty & wellness expert, reporting on lifestyle & beauty trends from goth fitness to eyeball makeovers. Contact me at meirav.devash@gmail.com

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GOTHAM WRITERS 91-WORD CONTEST FINALIST (2014)

Speechless
As a girl, I couldnt ask for directions or read the note pinned to my shirt: My name is Meirav Devash. I dont speak English. If lost, return me to Mrs. Sesteros classroom.

Soon I was fluent. Not perfect. I enunciated like a newscaster. I became an editor, smugly correcting natives.

In Israel, 25 years later, I was lost again. But Carmit understood why I didn't ask directions: Youre too shy to speak Hebrew because youre perfect in English. You want to stay this wayperfect.

Meirav Devash
New York, New York