Friday, November 27, 2020

Ilana Drake

Ilana Drake
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Ilana Drake is a junior at the High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College in New York. She is passionate about social justice and attends Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. During high school, Ilana was an Inaugural Fellow and Teen Secretary for The Greenhouse and attended Seeds of Peace Camp. Ilana is a mentee in Girls Write Now, a Rising Voices fellow, and a YouthBridge-NY fellow. Ilana’s work has been published in Fresh Ink for Teens, The New York Jewish Week, The Times of Israel, The Forward, Jewish Women’s Archive, jGirls Magazine, and other blogs for the organizations in which she participates.
Down the Rabbit Hole of My Disability by Ilana Drake - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

Down the Rabbit Hole of My Disability

“I’ve tried to climb up on my own; my knees are bleeding and my body aches from the effort.”
The Tide That Never Comes in by Ilana Drake - Photo by Auden Yurman

The Tide That Doesn’t Come In

Our eyes grow as we realize that this is a moment that counts.
Where Are We Now? by Ilana Drank - Photo by Ruby Stillman

Where Are We Now?

How do you recognize the last time you will do something?
Raising My Hand by Ilana Drake - Photo by Auden Yurman

Raising My Hand High

If we want to prevent atrocities like the Holocaust from ever happening again, we must push through the discomfort and choose to speak up.

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