I think it is very important for young girls and boys to have role models they look up to. There are many well-known celebrities in the world who do not use their platform to speak out on important issues that are happening right in front of our faces!

For my second article, I will be addressing 6 successful women I look up to.

1.Beyonce Knowles

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Beyonce Giselle Knowles was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She began her singing career at a very young age with support from her mother, Tina Lawson, and her father, Matthew Lawson. Beyonce considers herself a "modern-day feminist", she also contributed to the Ban Bossy campaign, which uses television and social media to encourage leadership in girls from all around the world. In 2013, Beyonce publicly endorsed same sex marriage. The singer condemned police brutality against Black Americans, in her six album which includes the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner. If you need a celebrity to "stan", definitely stan Queen Bey herself.

2.Zendaya Coleman

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Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born and raised in Oakland, California. She is a well-known actress, dancer, singer, and activist. On her 18th birthday, Zendaya used the day to tell her 19 million Instagram followers (at the time) to help feed 150 school children in developing countries for a year.

3.Rihanna

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Rihanna was born, Robin Rihanna Fenty in Saint Michael, Barbados. Rihanna is a successful singer who recently created a makeup brand called Fenty Beauty, which she states:
"Fenty Beauty was created for everyone: for women of all shades, personalities, attitudes, cultures, and races. I wanted everyone to feel included. That's the real reason I made this line." XX RIHANNA.
In 2006, Rihanna created her Believe Foundation which helps terminally ill children. Although, I haven't included all of Rihanna's philanthropic actions, she has done MANY, MANY things to help everyone from different parts of the world.

4. Michelle Obama

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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born in Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Michelle was the First Lady of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017. In January 2010, she undertook her first lead role in an administration-wide initiative called, "Let's Move. This administration-wide initiative works on changing the 21st-century trend of childhood obesity.

5.Rowan Blanchard

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Rowan Blanchard was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Rowan Blanchard is a young actress and activist. She was part of the Women's March that took place in Downtown Los Angeles, earlier this year. Rowan also took to the podium after marching to address the thousands of people in the crowd. I look up to Rowan Blanchard SO much, especially since she's around the same age as me, she's so powerful, and she stands up for what she believes in.

6.Paris Jackson

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Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born and raised in Beverly Hills, California. She is an actress, model, activist and also the daughter of music legend, Michael Jackson. Instead of boasting about what types of designer shoes she has, Paris wants to use her platform to get important messages heard. She actually wants to use her voice for things that matter, unlike most celebrities out there.

I hope you enjoyed my second article. I got most of my points from Wikipedia, Teen Vogue, and Glamour. I'm going to try and post every day, or every other day.