Shoshanna Hemley

Photo of Shoshanna Hemley, in front of a tree wearing a white shirt

Shoshanna Hemley is a junior at City High School, in Iowa City, IA. She enjoys theater, mock trial, social justice, and student government. She is also an editor on the school newspaper. She enjoys travelling and has lived in three different continents. Her friends know her as being very outspoken and passionate about social justice.

Blog Posts

Shoshanna Hemley Speaking at a Climate Action in Iowa City

From Singapore to Iowa: A Teen Activist on Protest and the Fight for Recognition

Shoshanna Hemley

When I brought up the idea of a protest, teachers and peers alike scoffed at first. I was living in Singapore, where protesting was illegal.

Cover of the First Issue of Emma Goldman's Magazine, "Mother Earth," March 1906

Writing the Feminist Revolution

Shoshanna Hemley

I believe that, if Emma Goldman were alive today, her emphasis on writing and lecturing would reshape the modern feminist movement.

Topics: Activism, Writing
Checklist, checked boxes with a pink highlighter.

Checked Boxes

Shoshanna Hemley

I’ve been told that, because I’m not white and because I’m queer, I don’t have to stress about college applications.

Shoshannah Hemley and another student stand in front of a crowd of students, shouting in protest. Someone in the crowd holds a sign that says "girls against guns."

“Too Loud” and "Too Jewish": Standing up for Gun Control

Shoshanna Hemley

We were at a school open mic about gun control in the weeks following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.

Topics: Activism, Schools

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Shoshanna Hemley." (Viewed on August 7, 2020) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/hemley-shoshanna>.