Rowan Blanchard Talks Growing Up With the Internet

Rowan Blanchard Talks Growing Up With the Internet

Rowan Blanchard wants young people to know how much power they have to change the world.

The Girl Meets World star opened up to W magazine about how she first learned about about the issues that matter most to her.

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“From teenagers on the Internet,” she explained. “I love my parents, but they weren’t teaching me about intersectional feminism. My teachers weren’t teaching me about that.”

“I had teenagers on the Internet who were like, ‘This is who Malcolm X was. This is who Angela Davis is,’” Rowan continued. “It was just taking time to really absorb that. I learned about Jenny Holzer and artists that I would have never had access to because of sites like Tumblr where even if they reduce their imagery to just reblogged content, it is still exposes you to different voices that you wouldn’t of had a chance to hear.”

“I grew up on the Internet from a very early age,” she added. “I just kind of always felt that I could have my voice and it was almost shocking that people were shocked that I spoke out. It seemed like an oxymoron to me. I really do see myself as of one of millions of teenagers in how we perceive the world and the things that we know.”

She also discussed her new movie A Wrinkle in Time as well as her new book “Still Here.” Hear what else she had to say here.

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