One of the good things that’s come out of the rise of social media is how accessible information is, allowing all of us to formulate opinions and ideas based on experiences other than our own. This has helped a generation of young people to become more socially and politically aware than prior generations could be at their age. Among them are Tavi Gevinson, Amandla Stenberg, Malala Yousafzai, and just turned 15-year-old Rowand Blanchard. Blanchard is the youngest of the crew, but one of the most vocal about her passions and beliefs. She’s opened up about identifying as queer, sounded off on the Black Lives Matter movement, social media sexism, Brexit, feminism, mental illness, and more. Blanchard is woke. Or, as the kids would say, woke AF. (Just kidding. They stopped saying that months ago.)
Here are five of the many, many examples out there of the wokeness of Blanchard.