Jericho Vincent is a writer, lecturer, rabbinical student, and coach. While earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology as a first-generation college student, Jericho founded Horizons Academy, an after-school program for at-risk teens. They went on to earn a master’s degree in public policy as a Pforzheimer Fellow at Harvard University, training in Public Narrative and Adaptive Leadership. Jericho is the author of the memoir, Cut Me Loose, and the co-author of Legends of the Talmud. Their essays have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, The Cut, The Daily Beast, Mask Magazine, The Forward, and The Rumpus. Jericho has been named to the Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36 and The Forward’s Forward 50. They have lectured on trauma, gender, and transformation at colleges, organizations, and houses of worship across the country. Jericho is certified in IFS coaching and is currently at work on a book about healing from trauma. They live in Brooklyn with their partner and collaborator, Ben Ash Blum. (Previously published as Leah.) 

“To know Vincent is to love her, to ache with her, to kick up your feet and let down your hair with her.”—Koren Zailckas, bestselling author of Smashed and Mother, Mother

“Vincent’s voice is as lyrical as it brave, as hopeful as it is honest.”Christa Parravani, author of Her

“Vincent’s writing brims with tension, insight, and longing.”—Margaux Fragoso, author of Tiger, Tiger

“Gutsy, smart, and incredibly difficult to put down, Cut Me Loose chronicles Leah Vincent’s perilous and poignant search for identity.” —Wendy Lawless, author of Chanel Bonfire

“Leah Vincent shares a harrowing journey that will speak to all children fleeing intolerance, who struggle to be seen and accepted on their own terms.” —Julie Metz, bestselling author of Perfection