Hello! My name is Bella Rosenblatt, my pronouns are she/her/hers, and I am a senior vocal major at LaGuardia High School in New York City. I have lived in Manhattan my whole life. I am very interested in social activism, and am passionate about women’s reproductive rights and health. I co-founded the first high school Students for Planned Parenthood club in the nation, where we advocate, fundraise, and volunteer for Planned Parenthood. I have studied jazz music since I was 10 years old, and I am the president of the Jazz Vocal Club at my school. I also love to write music! I am a member of the New Music Ensemble at LaGuardia, which is a student-led collaborative music composition group in which we write, produce, perform, and record contemporary music. During last spring’s quarantine, I recorded my first album of original songs, called Unwind. (You can find it on all streaming platforms!)
I am an avid reader and writer. I love to learn, and history is my favorite subject. I am quite a curious person—I ask questions about everything, which tends to lead me down rabbit holes to more questions. I identify as a Conservative Jew, and my Jewish identity has been largely crafted by my loving Jewish family; by attending Schechter Manhattan through middle school; by my summers at Camp Ramah; and by my synagogue, Ansche Chesed on the Upper West Side. Using my voice is so important to me, and I am so excited to be part of a publication that gives Jewish teen girls like me the opportunity to speak out and use their voices.