Makeda Zabot-Hall

    Makeda Zabot-Hall
    Makeda Zabot-Hall

    2019–20 jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board

    My name is Makeda Zabot-Hall, and I am from Portland, Maine. I am currently a first year student at Brandeis University. My entire life I have enjoyed writing, helping others, and staying active. Throughout high school, I have been on the swimming and soccer teams, as well as a member of student council, the Black Female Mentoring Alliance, and a facilitator for Black Rights Club. I also sit on the Maine Youth Court Council where I participate in cases. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and writing poetry. In past summers I have traveled to Israel and Jamaica where I got the opportunity to experience both sides of my roots. These experiences helped me understand more about my family and our background, which helped me connect more with Judaism.

    Works by Makeda

    The Things I Should Have Said by Makeda Zabot-Hall - Photo by Molly Voit

    The Things I Should Have Said

    These are the things I wanted to say.
    Where Was the “Peace” 400 Years Ago? by Makeda Zabot-Hall - Photo by Annie Poole

    Where Was the “Peace” 400 Years Ago?

    In this personal essay, Makeda shares one instance of the racism that impacts her, her family, and America.
    Why My Hair Falls the Way it Does By Makeda Zabot-Hall

    Why My Hair Falls the Way it Does

    "I discovered that it does not matter if others think I am Jewish or not because my Judaism is personal to me and it is whatever I want it to be."
    Navigating Two Worlds by Makeda & Rebecca

    Navigating Two Worlds

    As a person of color, Makeda explores the differences she feels in Jewish life compared to her mother, Rebecca.