Molly Weiner

2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow Molly Weiner

Molly Weiner is a junior at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, where she runs for the cross-country and track teams, writes for the newspaper, and is a co-leader and co-founder of the activism club. She loves to read, paint, and has built her own furniture by hand! When she's not exhausted from track, in her free time she loves to hike. Last summer, she summited the Grand Teton in Wyoming. Molly attributes her love for the natural world in part to her many summers at Camp Tawonga in Yosemite.

Blog Posts

Rising Voices Fellow Molly Weiner's school cross country team

Look Fast

by 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!

by 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

by 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

by 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

by 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 May 19, 2019) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/molly-weiner>.

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