Belle Gage

Photo of Rising Voices Fellow Belle Gage, standing in front of a large tree and wearing a pink shirt.

Belle Gage is a junior at Clayton High School in St. Louis, Missouri. She is dedicated to working with her school’s speech and debate team to develop the skills she uses when speaking out for social justice causes. Belle has participated in many leadership programs to grow herself as an activist, including Anytown and Cultural Leadership, a non-profit organization that teaches youth about the Black and Jewish experiences and creates a platform for conversations around social justice issues. She recently returned from a three week trip following the Civil Rights movement with Cultural Leadership. Belle also helps write and direct a children’s musical each summer, and enjoys playing tennis and tutoring in her free time.

Blog Posts

Helene Aylon's Self Portrait, 2004

Wrestling with "Ruach" (God)

Belle Gage

I tend to have more questions than answers when it comes to God.

Black Lives Matter Poster on wall

A Message to Fellow White Jews

Belle Gage

The bottom line is that as white Jews, we can (and do) perpetuate racism and benefit from white privilege.

Topics: Activism, Protests
Joan Nestle

What Does Sex-Positive Feminism Look Like?

Belle Gage

Joan Nestle opened the door to important conversations about women and sexuality. Contemporary feminist activists must continue them.

DNA Double Helix

"Jewish DNA"

Belle Gage

My aunt sent a tube to the DNA analyzing company, 23andMe. The results she received identified her as 99% Ashkenazi Jew.

Topics: Activism, Religion
Painting with the outline of a human figure. Grey background with overlapping square shapes. One contains another small outlined face that faces the outlined figure.

A Trip to Crown Heights

Belle Gage

I was visiting Brooklyn, New York with a group of students in my Reform synagogue’s confirmation class. 

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Belle Gage." (Viewed on October 27, 2020) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/gage-belle>.