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Molly Weiner

2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow Molly Weiner

Molly Weiner is a senior at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, where she is the co-editor in chief of the student newspaper, runs for the cross country and track teams, and can usually be found painting in the art studio. Molly volunteers at Clinic by the Bay, a free medical clinic for the uninsured. She was also a camp counselor at First Step for Families, a transitional housing program for homeless families in her neighborhood. Molly is a current 2019-2020 Bronfman Fellow. She was a member of JWA’s 2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellowship cohort.

Blog Posts

American Girl dolls

Your Best American Girl

Molly Weiner

Who among us didn't want an American Girl doll growing up?

Olympic athlete Caster Semenya

Restricting Semenya is Sexist and Violates Human Rights

Molly Weiner

By saying a woman can only be defined as female and enjoy success if she has an arbitrary amount of testosterone, the IAAF has turned the hormone into something it is not: a myth of male greatness.

Rising Voices Fellow Molly Weiner's school cross country team

Look Fast

Molly Weiner

The first step the female athletic community can take towards fostering healthier norms is to share stories collectively, to address a pain that is all too common.

Topics: Schools, Athletes
La Croix Beverage Can

Oy, La Croix!

Molly Weiner

In researching La Croix and the devastating effects of our cans of privilege, I began to wonder: what effect would the consumers of La Croix have if they stopped buying bubbly water and instead used that money to combat destruction, contamination, and climate change? What if we could forgo our craving for pamplemousse and instead utilize our privilege for good?

Topics: Activism
Math Equations on a Chalkboard

Mind Your Own Business

Molly Weiner

My accelerated math class has nearly twice as many boys as girls. There are only five of us. I’m no stranger to a good mansplaining, or to feeling like an anomaly in a math bros club. While many interactions in Honors Precalc make me feel like a fish out of water, a comment like “mind your own business” really highlights just how different it is to be a girl in an advanced math class.

Topics: Schools, Mathematics
Justine Wise Polier and Libby Schaaf

Governing with Valor

Molly Weiner

As the first woman Justice of New York, Polier valiantly worked to improve the family court, fought for the rights of children and poor families, and tirelessly lobbied to ease quotas on Jewish refugees. Libby Schaaf, the 52-year-old mayor of Oakland, California, also fights for the inclusion of all people.

Kotel Mechitza

Finding My Space

Molly Weiner

I visited the Western Wall twice as part of my school’s eighth grade trip to Israel—once on a weekday, and once on Friday night. These two experiences couldn’t have been more different.       

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Molly Weiner." (Viewed on July 2, 2020) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/molly-weiner>.