The Yiddish word “feygele” is often used as a homophobic slur in frum* communities. A few years ago, I learned that “feygele” literally translates to “little bird” and I fell in love with the word. As someone who grew up in a Hasidic Jewish community, I proudly describe myself as a feygele. I am invested in creating positive messages about feygeles.
*Frum - religious observant Jew
Yiddish text translations:
"To me you are beautiful"
"Fuck yeah, I'm a feygele"
"Girl for girl"