Rowan Blanchard is a ray of light. Many people think 2016 has turned out to be a stale potato chip: hard to swallow, chewy, and altogether just worse than it was supposed to be. Still, despite being a year that historians may cringe at, there are a number of people who have fought to change the world for the better this year.
If you are an activist at heart, or just support people who want to make the world a better place, here are 12 stars you need to know in 2017.
From standing with the Sioux Reservation in protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline to breaking gender barriers, we end the year celebrating these stars.
See if the star who supports your favorite cause made the list. If not, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Shailene Woodley
This past year, Shailene Woodley proved herself to be far more than an actress, using her fame and her platform to raise awareness for and to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, a crude oil line that may taint the water supply for Standing Rock, a sacred Native American site. Shailene not only posted about the injustice on Instagram, but she also went to North Dakota herself to protest, getting arrested in the process, but coming back stronger than ever.
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2. Rowan Blanchard
Rowan Blanchard has been hailed a feminist icon, and for good reason: she uses her Instagram to post about causes that are meaningful to her, from the election to the patriarchy, and she speaks out whenever she can about what feminism means to her and its impact on the world. Rowan is a hopeful indicator that the new generation is smart, thoughtful, and progressive — and that our future may be bright after all.
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The YouTube star is gearing up for another weekend in 2017 with fans and Tyler Oakley at Camp 17!
“I was really just excited to meet everyone in an intimate setting and to physically be at camp in the woods because it’s way different from other meet-and-greets,” Bethanyrecently shared about the experience where fans come not just to meet the stars, but to have a cool camp experience as well.
She adds, “We [Tyler and I] both love spending time with our viewers, which is good because this experience wouldn’t work for some people.”
The YouTube starlet just uploaded a brand new video, describing all the types of people you’ll find at Starbucks (or any coffee/beverage place, really) and JJJ can honestly say that we are all of them!
Bethany highlights the Starbucks Virgin, The Rude Customer, The Instagram Addict, The Complicated Girl, and the The Secret Menu types. We relate to all of these “types” so much!
“I made this Types of People at Starbucks video for fun for my Motavators!” Bethany writes in the notes section. “You guys know how much I love my favorite holiday coffee – PSL! What is your favorite thing to do in Fall? What is your favorite Starbucks drink?”
There are only four days left until Halloween is here and if you’re like us, STILL DO NOT HAVE A COSTUME!
That’s where Bethany Mota‘s new Halloween Costume Hacks video comes in and saves us all.
“You better hide your cereal ???? new video is live on my channel! If you’re looking for last minute Halloween hacks.. I’ve got ya covered ! What are you being for Halloween?” she posted up on her Instagram for fans.
Bethany gives us tips on finding last minute costumes inside our closet! Check it out below!
Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume Hacks | Bethany Mota
Check out the cover of Bethany Mota‘s upcoming new book, “Make Your Mind Up.”
The new book comes with “tips on life, love, and everything in between; to original DIYs, recipes, and style hacks; to my personal story. ‘Make Your Mind Up’ is the ultimate guide to rocking your look and ruling your world!”
Bethany shared with fans, “When I first propped my camera on a stack of books and pressed record on my family’s handheld camera in 2009, I didn’t realize my life was about to change—forever. Since then, I have filmed countless room tours and tutorials, traveled the world, experimented with hundreds of DIYs, designed my own clothing line, gone on an international tour, competed on Dancing with the Stars, and you guys – my #MotaFam have been there every step of the way!”
“Make Your Mind Up” is out on March 14th, 2017. Check out the video announcement below!
I HAVE A SECRET!!!!! Make Your Mind Up | Bethany Mota Book
Skai Jackson gets in a group shot with Aidan Alexander and other guests during the Beautycon Festival New York After Party held t The Living Room at The W Hotel on Saturday night (October 1) in New York City.