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Zoë Shannon

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Headshot for Zoë Shannon, JWA Oral History Intern for Summer 2018.

Zoë Shannon is a rising junior at Binghamton University with a double major in History and Middle East Studies. Additionally, she studies Arabic, and is particularly interested in forced migrations. Last year, she participated in a course where she volunteered at a refugee shelter, raising funds and awareness for women’s health. Before college, Zoë served for City Year New York, an AmeriCorps program, working as a middle school reading specialist and after-school teacher. In her spare time, Zoë is a self-proclaimed ‘professional dog petter,’ having petted over 50 breeds of dogs.

Blog posts

Hannah Gadsby and Omi

How Hannah Gadsby Helped Me Reclaim My Omi’s Story

I thought Omi’s story should have been collected because I thought I knew what her story was. I had created an easy narrative that both mythologized and sanctified her. Unknowingly, I forged an account of Omi as a “perfect woman” who spent her days working and her nights taking care of her son.

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Jewish Women's Archive. " Zoë Shannon." (Viewed on December 13, 2018) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/zo-shannon>.

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