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Last weekend, the Washington Post published an inspirational story about Shira Frank, the deputy development director at J Street, and her grandmother, Helen Redman. Despite their differences in age, sexuality and lived experiences, both women proudly identify as feminists and remain committed to creating better opportunities for all people. Yet, both women acknowledge that there is more work to be done in order to reach full equality.
This piece was especially meaningful to me, because my passion for social justice comes from my own family: I was raised by a strong working mother who believed that men and women should be treated as equals. My commitment to equality and social justice fuels my work every day through my role as the Women’s Leadership Forum Fellow, where I seek to empower women to connect to J Street’s work. As a young woman who is part of the pro-Israel, pro-peace, pro-democracy movement, I appreciated seeing a senior member of the J Street team speaking out about what feminism means to her.
Check out the article here.
Katie Corwin is the 2015-2016 Women’s Leadership Forum Fellow at J Street. She’s on Twitter at @katiejcorwin