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Lili Klayman

2016-2017 Rising Voices Fellow Lili Klayman
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Lili Klayman, 2016-2017 Rising Voices Fellow

Lili Klayman is a junior at Mansfield High School in Mansfield, MA. She is enrolled in two Sunday programs, Prozdor and Gateways, which she enjoys a lot. Along with writing, Lili enjoys listening to music, running, and being with her friends. She is so happy to have the opportunity of being a part of the Rising Voices Fellowship.

Blog posts

The Disney Princesses

The Disney Princess Phenomenon

From an early age, I learned that diversity in mainstream media was seriously lacking. I grew up in an era when mainstream media was mostly dominated by white, heterosexual people. One example of this is the Disney princesses

Nursing Area Sign

Public Indecency, or Necessity?

Every once in a while the topic of public breastfeeding sparks a heated debate in the media. Whether it’s a nursing mother being asked to leave a public place, or a nurse-in being staged, controversy ensues as many express their varying opinions on the topic. I’m a seventeen-year-old girl who is not a mother (nor would I like to be anytime soon), but the controversy surrounding public breastfeeding completely baffles me.  

Biblical Deborah

My Gateway to Jewish Feminism

When I was younger, I learned about a woman who drove a people from war times to peace. She was widely respected in a male dominated era, and she was one of only seven women who spoke to God directly. The protagonist of the story is the prophetess Deborah. 

Amy Schumer, Headshot

The Honest, Outspoken Amy Schumer

In her obscene, outspoken, and controversial ways, Amy Schumer has shaped comedy; and with that, she has shaped society's views on women. Many important subjects get overlooked because people don’t know how to talk about them.

Topics: Comedy
2016-2017 Rising Voices Fellow Lili Klayman on a Service Trip

Cleaning The World of Mansplaining

“It doesn't seem to matter if you have a PhD in neuroscience, that won't stop some [man] from assuming you are ignorant on the subject and carefully explaining what he learned in his high school bio class.” This quote, from an article by Lily Feinn published on Bustle, perfectly explains the art of mansplaining. 

Topics: Feminism, Schools
Hands in the Shape of a Heart

Power Through Words

Boys in my preschool told me that I should like pink. “Boys like blue and girls like pink;” that was their reasoning. They told me that if I wanted to play with them at recess I couldn’t “act like a girl.” I didn’t understand what they meant, but I agreed to the terms. While things like this didn’t bother me in preschool, as I got older, people’s choice of words started to have more and more of an impact on me. 

Topics: Feminism, Schools

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Lili Klayman." (Viewed on March 29, 2017) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/lili-klayman>.

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