Gali Davar

    Gali Davar jGirls Editorial Board profile
    Gali Davar jGirls Editorial Board profile

    2018–19 Alumnae Mentor
    2017–18 jGirls Magazine Editorial Board
    2016–17 jGirls Magazine Editorial Board

    Hello, I’m from Riverdale, New York. My mom is from Israel, my dad is from South Africa, and I grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in New York City. I’m a senior at the Bronx High School of Science, a specialized public high school. At school, you’ll probably find me nerding out over AP Bio or Comparative Government, if I’ve had my morning caffeine yet, that is. Outside of school, I work in the children’s garden in the New York Botanical Garden, attend dance classes, and work on the jGirls editorial in the fiction and art departments. In my free time, I like practicing yoga to de-stress, reading fantasy and fiction, cooking vegetarian meals, and writing. I have been published several times in my school’s literary magazine, Dynamo. In the future, I want to travel the world and study biology or law.

    I identify as a mostly secular, cultural Jew. Judaism is a significant part of who I am. I don’t practice Judaism in my daily life in a traditional sense, but my Jewish values and upbringing influence my personality and decisions. I believe in Jewish values, such as tradition, community and family, and I am grateful for my foundational Jewish education at Jewish day school. I’m thrilled to be a part of the jGirls community. Serving on the editorial board in the magazine’s inaugural year was such a wonderful and enriching experience, and I can’t wait to see the content and conversations we have this year!

    Works by Gali

    "Expect Delays - a photo by Aliza Abusch-Magder"

    Expect Delays

    "The airport has a strange quality past 9 p.m., like a Salvador Dali painting..."
    Glow by Gali Davar


    "You filled me up with invisible starlight."
    Untitled - Liora Meyer

    The Color of Water: A Discussion of Personal Identity in America

    Gali Davar writes about the complexity of issues of race and religion.
    "Rich White Girl - a photo by Ayelet Kalfus"

    Rich White Girl’s Take on Sexual Harassment

    What is it like to be a girl in today's misogynistic world?
    Locks - Gali Davar - jGirls Magazine


    "I don’t know who put them there or why, but I hope it was meaningful for them, and I am grateful that they did."
    Meital Sztokman - Hands- jGirls Magazine


    "Why did you do that?"
    Botanical Gardens 2 - Gali Davar - jGirls Magazine

    Botanical Gardens

    Photographs help Gali Davar see a new side of herself.

    Gali's Photographs are Featured in

    Mornings at Home - Gali Davar -jGirls Magazine

    Free Soul

    Lucy Singer writes a poem about finding herself.
    Pensive on a Rainy Day2 - Gali Davar - jGrils Magazine


    The journey of leaving childhood, and the struggles that mark every step of the way.
    Brooklyn Bridge - Gali Davar - jGirls Magazine


    A poem about blending in so much that you forget how to stand out.
    Waves - Gali Davar

    An Obituary to My Soul

    "I may be gone forever or I might return..."
    A Candlelit Dinner - Gali Davar - jGirls Magazine

    Stars on Fire

    "I used to want to be an astronaut, to see with my own eyes the worlds beyond ours. I used to want to leave."
    My Brother by Sarit Scher - Photo by Gali Davar

    My Brother

    What's it like to have a sibling with OCD? We share this story in honor of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.