My name is Molly Voit, and I live in Riverdale, New York. I am a senior at Elisabeth Irwin High School where I participate in Model UN, write for the newspaper, tutor students in physics, and run for the track and cross country teams. I enjoy learning about the Middle East and gender studies in and out of school, working with little kids, playing with my dogs, and listening to podcasts. I identify as a Conservative Jew and my Jewish identity has largely been influenced by growing up with Young Judaea, attending Schechter Manhattan through middle school, and being a member of my Conservative synagogue in Riverdale. I am beyond excited to learn from and contribute to a publication that empowers Jewish women to share their voices!
“Watchers sit in my presence/ Their eyes rolling back and forth/ mourning the ruins they thought weren’t theirs.”
“My expanding awareness motivated me to try to better understand how race and Jewish identity intersect.”
As the coronavirus pandemic upends our lives, the stress and overwhelming nature of it all is expressed in this piece...
Through a poem, Rama takes a closer look at privilege and how it can shape your identity.
"The pandemic took away the control I had over my life, bringing out more pain and overwhelming emotions."
"My whole life has been altered temporarily. Then again, so has everybody else’s."
"There are plenty of ways to stay connected—for as long as it takes until life returns to normal."
"At camp I found people that I could relate to at the core, something that I never really found in my hometown."
“I’m from Rockville, Maryland, and Orlando, Florida,/Hamburger Helper and Sweet Brie cheese.”
“My perspective of the world expanded, making me realize what friendship truly is.”
"I can feel the deep desire to change the world all I want, but I have to know how to improve this pale blue dot."