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Hannah Downing

2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow Hannah Downing
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Hannah Downing, 2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow

Hannah Downing is a senior at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas. She is a drum major for her school's marching band and an editor for her school's literary magazine. When she's not writing or conducting the half time show at football games, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, writing songs, playing Super Smash Bros with her friends, and indulging in her secret pleasure: Korean pop bands. She loves engaging in political discourse surrounding domestic and international issues, learning about social justice as it relates to Judaism, and educating her friends and family about feminism.

Blog posts

Man and Woman Talking, Question Marks

Let’s Talk about the C-Word

While I can understand why some feminists want to reclaim this word, I personally believe it’s one of the vilest things you can say to or about someone. It’s indicative of our society’s contempt and disgust for the female sex.

Topics: Feminism
Hannah Downing's Extended Family

Photographic Memory

I never paid much attention to our history when I was younger. I felt very disconnected from my Jewish past, as I had little grasp of what the Holocaust really was and what it meant to be Jewish, especially growing up in an area with few Jews.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Hannah Downing." (Viewed on February 18, 2019) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/hannah-downing>.

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