Rowan Blanchard is shedding some light on how to stay active in causes that are important to you instead of just being a bystander.
For example, the 15-year-old Girl Meets World star took part in the groundbreaking Women’s March over the weekend.
“I think the majority of people know how to use the internet; they know how to tweet out links to a donation page or how to Instagram about it” Rowan told Teen Vogue. “That’s definitely one of the first steps you can take. From what I understand, activism is such a learning process. You’re constantly rediscovering and reevaluating your personal politics and then you might look at outdated activism you did a year ago. Which is how I feel about a lot of the things I’d done before mid-last year! But I guess that’s a good thing; it shows that you’re progressing into a different direction.”
She continued, “So start engaging in the discourse that you see, start engaging in these conversations. Even if you’re not 100% right, that’s how you learn. Even if you’re on the wrong side of things, or even if you’re engaging it in a way that’s not as inclusive as it should be, I think that’s better than not doing anything at all, or having an attitude that’s like ‘Well, the world’s going to end anyway.’”
In case you missed it, be sure to watch Rowan‘s powerful speech from the march.