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Sofia Gardenswartz

2017-2018 Rising Voices Fellow Sofia Gardenswartz
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Sofia Gardenswartz, 2017-2018 Rising Voices Fellow

Sofia Gardenswartz is a senior at Francis Parker School in San Diego, California, where she can often be found on a surfboard in the Pacific. When she's not engaged in her passion of creative writing, she runs Serving Spoons, a nonprofit organization which delivers healthy, home-cooked meals to families in need. Sofia is a company member of ImpACT on Stage, an organization which uses live performance to spark discussions in schools about bullying, inclusion, and social justice issues. She's an ultimate frisbee player, an avid reader of The Atlantic, and a caretaker of a Border Collie named Theo.

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Rising Voices Fellow Sofia Gardenswartz Reading Grace Paley

Paley’s Power on the Daily

Last year, my AP English class read the short prose poem “Mother” by Grace Paley. What struck me the most was its mundane nature. This is a characteristic of nearly all of Paley’s work; she wrote in detail about the daily lives of women—a topic that, when she was writing in the 1940’s, was viewed as tangential to the “real” work of male authors writing bestsellers like The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) or The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton). 

Topics: Schools, Poetry
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Food for Thought

I love food. I don’t think that’s (in fact, I really hope it’s not) a divisive statement. But I’m not only a proud foodie, I’m also an avid chef. 

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Sofia Gardenswartz." (Viewed on December 15, 2017) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/sofia-gardenswartz>.

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