Leila Nuri

2022-23 Rising Voices Fellow Leila Nuri

Leila Nuri is a junior at Emery Weiner High School in Houston, Texas. She is on the board for her school’s Students Demand Action Club and is a part of the Black Lives Matter and feminism clubs. She is greatly passionate about social justice and human rights and uses writing as a way to advocate. She is active in her mother’s Judaism, as well as the mix of various other religions in her family. Outside of this, Leila likes to play and listen to music, and remains in touch with her artistic side.

Blog Posts

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The Beauty of Female Friendships

Leila Nuri

There's always that reassuring idea that in a time of need, another woman will be there to support you.

Topics: Feminism
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The Makeover of the Media

Leila Nuri

These fun movies from the early 2000s are still watched frequently as they are thought to be timeless classics, but the awkward and problematic comments have yet to be addressed.

Topics: Film, Comedy, Media
Collage of Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Rebecca Gratz, and Emma Goldman on patterned purple background

Fighting for Abortion Rights with My Jewish Feminist Heroes

Leila Nuri

Following in the footsteps of Jewish feminists before us, I think educating others to stop the spread of misinformation, accentuating voices that need to be heard, and acknowledging your own privilege is deeply necessary in this fight.

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Unity through Symbolism: The Hamsa

Leila Nuri

As a teen with a Muslim-Palestinian father and a Jewish-American mother, the hamsa has always meant a lot to me.

Topics: Crafts, Family, Palestine


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Leila Nuri." (Viewed on May 23, 2024) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/nuri-leila>.