Zia Saylor

Zia Saylor

Zia Saylor graduated from Williams College with a BA in Economics and Political Science with honors. Her senior thesis focused on policy impacts of reproductive healthcare restrictions. She has previously published an Op-Ed in The Los Angeles Times, fiction in the SteamTicket Literary Anthology, and original research in Illinois Wesleyan University's Undergraduate Economic Review and American Mathematical Monthly. She is currently pursing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom as a US-UK Fulbright Scholar. Views and opinions expressed are her own. 

Blog Posts

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Q & A with Samantha Perlman, City Councilor and Mayoral Candidate

Zia Saylor

JWA chats with Samantha Perlman, a city councilor and mayoral candidate for Marlborough, Massachusetts about the Jewish women who inspired her to run for office, how she responds to pushback about her age and gender, and showing young people they can be drivers of change.

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Add One (or More) of these Graphic Novels to Your Summer Reading List

Zia Saylor

Add one of these graphic novels with badass female heroines to your summer reading list. 

Topics: Fiction
Cedar Trees

Taking Inspiration from Urushi Trees on Tu B’Shvat

Zia Saylor

This Tu B'Shvat lets draw inspiration from an artisan community in Keihoku, Japan, where material is neither wasted nor removed from the environment, but instead is part of a sustainable cycle of artistic growth.

Berlin "Stumbling Stone" to commemorate Holocaust victim with rose and sign reading "never again" placed on top

I Visited Six European Jewish Communities to Explore My Own Identity

Zia Saylor

My travels in Europe helped me reconcile some of the tensions in my Jewish identity.

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I’m Jewish. My Partner is Muslim. Here’s How We Make It Work.

Zia Saylor

Celebrating our differences has brought my partner and me closer—but it hasn’t always been easy.

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Finally, a Positive, Feminist Jewish Take on Sex

Zia Saylor

This new book offers a sex-positive perspective often lacking in Jewish spaces.

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Lessons on Interfaith Intersectionality during a Pandemic

Zia Saylor

Zoom has been good for the interfaith community. What will happen after the pandemic?

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Zia Saylor." (Viewed on October 4, 2023) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/saylor-zia>.