Recently TIME magazine released it’s annual list of “The 30 Most Influential Teens” — and this year, three of your faves made the cut:
1. Amandla Stenberg, 17
From speaking out against the Columbusing of our culture to calling out Kylie Jenner on her own cultural appropriation to co-writing a new comic book about a character of mixed-race heritage, it’s no wonder she landed this list.
2. Malia Obama, 17
When a leaked photo of you wearing a branded tee surfaces on IG, causing a major spike in web traffic to the brand’s Wikipedia page; or, you get to intern at one of the biggest HBO shows; or, you break the internet just because you went to visit a prospective college, it’s safe to say you’re mad influential.
3. Zendaya, 19
*Has custom Barbie made in her image. Drops mic.* We could just leave that right there, but Z’s influence goes much further than that. Queen of the classy clapback, Zendaya had to let a few people know this year, namely Giuliana Rancic, the woman who made fun of her Oscar’s dreadlocked ‘do and a few social media people who thought nothing of mocking her parents. Oh, and ya girl was also one of the judges on Miss America this year.