Changing the game

Teen Vogue features “10 Badass Young Feminists”

Sonita Alizadeh at the Women In The World London Summit. (Women in the World)

Teen Vogue has put out a list of “10 Badass Young Feminists Who Are Totally Changing the Game in 2016,” featuring a variety of young women from different walks of life. The list includes Sonita Alizadeh, a 19-year-old rapper and activist from Afghanistan who’s made it her goal to end child marriage within her lifetime. Also included is Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, the 23-year-old New Jersey-born founder of MuslimGirl.net, an online platform aimed at elevating Muslim women’s voices, and Eli Erlick, a 20-year-old Californian and founder of Trans Student Education Resources — the only national organization run by and for trans youth.

A number of the women and girls are artists or actresses who have been taking advantage of the digital age to create opportunities for women. 14-year-old actress Rowan Blanchard, for example, saw that young voices — and particularly female voices — are easily ignored by most people. So she took the initiative, and has now partnered with Instagram to help women to tell their stories online without censorship. Others, like 18-year-old artist Rhi Blossom, are working to promote online spaces for female artists to create and share their work.

Each of the featured feminists describes her work, life and beliefs in her own words.

Read the full story at Teen Vogue.

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