Rowan Blanchard on Teens Having A Voice: 'We Don't Want To Be Told It's All Going To Be Okay'

Rowan Blanchard on Teens Having A Voice: 'We Don't Want To Be Told It's All Going To Be Okay'

Rowan Blanchard keeps it chic at the Gucci & Maxfield Event in Los Angeles on Thursday night (November 9).

The actress and activist recently opened up to Elle mag about young adults having a big voice that no one is listening to.

“Teenagers have a legitimate voice,” she says in response of all the unrest going around in the world right now. “We deserve to have a seat at the table and a place in the conversation. We’re not exempt from politics and social movements; we’re affected by them.”

Rowan adds, “I was really lucky to grow up around people who encouraged that. So things like, ‘Just be kids, don’t get into politics!’ And, ‘Why do you care about that right now? Just have fun!’ Those kinds of comments are hard, because what’s happening in the world, with the environment, with politics and international affairs—it affects us just as much as it affects every other citizen.”

“We don’t want to be told, ‘It’s all going to be okay.’ We want to talk honestly about what’s happening and what we can do.”

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