On Saturday (June 27), the 13-year-old Girl Meets World actress spoke at the UN Women U.S. National Committee 2015 Annual Conference about gender equality.
“I cannot believe I spoke at the @USNC_UNWomen @UN_Women conference today. So surreal,” Rowan tweeted immediately after her speech. “AS SOON AS I WAS DONE WITH THE SPEECH I SCREAMED YAY AND STARTED DANCING TO BEYONCÉ.”
Watch Rowan‘s entire speech below, starting at the 33:00 mark!
Team He for She: Rowan Blanchard & Kristie Holmes, UN Women U.S. National Committee 2015 Annual Conference
“Oh my goodness! I am beyond excited. It’s such an honor,” Rowan exclusively told JJJ about her involvement. “I can’t even believe it’s happening. I’m speaking about gender inequality in youth, which is something that is so incredibly important to me.”
Rowan added about speaking on gender equality in youth, “Gender inequality starts literally from the second you can talk. I have watched girls be told they can’t become doctors or professors and boys be called weak and girlish if they show any emotion. I want to change that. There should be no limitations because of your gender.”
Inside Out follows young Riley after she is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
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