Shira Minsk

2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow Shira Minsk

Shira Minsk is a senior at Georgetown Day School in Washington DC. She is passionate about theater, politics, writing, and feminism. She is an editor on her school newspaper, the Augur Bit, a member of her school’s chamber choir, and a head of her school’s Jewish Student Coalition. Shira is also a student ambassador and docent at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She spends her limited free time binge watching The West Wing on Netflix as well as engaging in debates about feminism, racism, the current political climate, and which High School Musical movie is the best.

Blog Posts

Desk with computer, coffee, notebook, and phone on top

Find Your Voice, Then Share It

Shira Minsk

Forming strong opinions is easier said than done, and for me, the exercise of writing helps me get there.

Shira Minsk in theater production of The Diary of Anne Frank

Redefining Theater

Shira Minsk

I worked with a few of my peers to found the Actors’ Helping Alliance. Every season we pick a charity to partner with whose mission is connected to central themes in the show we’re performing.

Evelyn Torton Beck

Evelyn Torton Beck: An Intersectional Role Model

Shira Minsk

Beck’s acknowledgment that Jewish lesbians had a unique struggle for acceptance and belonging in the feminist, lesbian, and Jewish communities was a radical move. She fought for more recognition and validation by feminist activists and lesbian activists, who she felt did not take her work seriously.

Emmy Noether and Martine Rothblatt

Female Heroes in STEM: Emmy Noether and Martine Rothblatt

Shira Minsk

Female leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) are few and far between, and Jewish female role models in those fields are even harder to find. Emmy Noether and Martine Rothblatt are superheros whose hard work and intellect propelled them to defy the odds and make contributions to the world that will outlive them.

2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow Shira Minsk in First Grade

Why Keep Passover When You Love Carbs?

Shira Minsk

Now that I’m out in the secular world, I have to decide what Judaism really means to me. I have to distinguish between the things that are actually important to me and the things I’ve just done out of habit.

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