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A row of five women with arms intertwined, seen from the back

Often, women are set in opposition to one another, believing that to succeed we have to be more successful than other women in every aspect of our lives.

Madeline Mardiks
The author and her husband at a breast cancer event

I believe all people are chosen to make a difference in this world, and in that spirit, I am sharing my story as it relates to breast cancer.

Sheri Denkensohn-Trott
In the foreground, a digitized image of a double helix in various shades of pink and magenta

I speak about my BRCA-related cancer to synagogue groups, Jewish day schools, and women who ask. I will continue to shout about it until everyone knows who is at risk.

Rebecca Meyer Carr
The author with his newborn daughter

As a new father in the era of #metoo, I want to empower my daughter by giving her the necessary tools and confidence to overcome whatever obstacles might land in her path.

Isaac Nuell
People protesting at the US Capitol holding signs that says EVERYBODYS GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE

We cannot pretend that these enormous gains for the few are not creating massive suffering and dangerous resentment among the many. 

Rabbi Kenneth Chasen
Row of people standing against a wall

We must create conversations and ask hard questions, fostering a culture of brave outspokenness. This year, I have been on a journey to tackle issues of gender-based violence in my own Jewish community.

Sylvia Levy
Person at a seder table reading haggadah; glass of wine in foreground

The Feminist Seder was a highlight of my youth. With the explosion of the #MeToo movement, our modern plagues could pack a renewed punch at feminist seders everywhere.

Abigail Pogrebin
Little girl wearing a superhero mask and boxing gloves

With movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, it is the time for women to mobilize using the fearless power of their voices.

Susannah R. Cohen
Three young girls in bright summer tees around a computer

Encouraging girls to explore concepts related to science and engineering helps them discover and harness the power they possess to make a difference in the world.

Delaney Cotton
woman's face in profile/abstract with dark hair that looks like smoke

Based on Proverbs 31:10-31, this poem is one writer’s interpretation of “Eshet Chayil” (A Woman of Valor) for the 21st century.

Stacey Zisook Robinson

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