You are Beautiful and Glamorous! On December 21, 2017, Zoe was featured in a Glamour Magazine article!
17 Young Women Who Created Real Change In 2017
BY SHAY MAUNZ
DECEMBER 21, 2017 11:45 AM
For women, 2017 has had pretty mixed reviews. The #MeToo movement put a powerful spotlight on the sexual abuse and harassment women have been suffering under for ages, but we still have a sexual predator in the White House. The Women’s March was a potent moment for female empowerment, but we still have to keep for our rights every damn day.
But if there’s one thing we can feel thoroughly good about, it’s the power of girls. It’s a cliché to say that children are our future, but it’s also totally true. And if 2017 is any indication, the world isn’t in short supply of fierce young women and girls to lead us all in a better direction. Here are 17 of them that caught our eye. It’s by no means a comprehensive list.
As the only black girl in her preschool class, Zoe Terry was bullied—kids made fun of her puffy hair and dark skin. That experience inspired her to start a nonprofit organization to give girls of color dolls that look like them. Now 11, Zoe is the CEO of Zoe’s Dolls, which has given almost 20,000 dolls.
Taylor Richardson, now 14, has always been interested in space, and when she was just nine, she used GoFundMe to raise funds to attend her first space camp. This year she turned to the platform again, but she wasn’t asking for help for herself. She wanted to raise enough money to take 1,000 girls to see the movie Hidden Figures so they could see examples of smart women of color killing it in STEM. Now Richardson is at it again, raising money to send girls to see the new A Wrinkle in Time movie, which is set to be released in 2018. Why? As she says on the campaign’s GoFundMe page, “It’s a fantasy film that is not about some white boys fighting evil, but about a black girl overcoming it.”
In 2015, 11-year-old Marley Dias launched a campaign she called #1000BlackGirlBooks to collect and donate 1,000 books that feature black girls as the lead character. Dias and her campaign were an instant sensation, and in 2017 she grew #1000BlackGirlBooks into a bona fide movement. She’s now beat her goal of 1,000 books several times over, and she’s adding a new book with a black girl protagonist to shelves everywhere—her own. Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! is set to be released in January.
…Read the rest of the Glamour Magazine article directly at: https://www.glamour.com/gallery/young-women-who-created-real-change-in-2017