The two actresses join Rhi Blossom, Tuesday Bassen, Lily Zweig, Eli Erlick, Lucia Santina Ribisi, Audrey Wollen, rapper Sonita Alizadeh to muslimgirl.net founder, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh on the inaugural list in the glossy.
“My mom put me in theatre and I buried myself in my creative ability to live another life. I was facing not only a crowd but also myself. The internal battles and my parents’ divorce are the reason I am capable and in turn, you are capable,” Kiersey writes. “What they called flaws, I call my fuel. Without you, one can’t make a movie, without each other we can’t make progress. Who I am has given me a platform that hopefully allows others to find the love for themselves through my films or music. The encouragement of self-expression is the first step to changing the world.”
Rowan added in the feature, “I want teens of all races and sexes to know that their voice is valued. An essay I wrote on intersectional feminism received a lot of attention in August. I was discussing how feminists have fought for equality in many different areas, but many times have overlooked how race and gender intersect the sexism that one faces. I feel, also, that teens are often doubted. There is a feeling that we are allowed to have opinions but they won’t ‘matter’ until we are older. I don’t believe there is an age limit for opinion and intelligence.”
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