Rowan Blanchard hits the blue carpet at the 2016 WE Day California event held at The Forum on Thursday (April 7) in Inglewood, Calif.
The 14-year-old Girl Meets World actress and activist joined Undateable starlet Bridgit Mendler at the event.
“And #WEDay is today!!!! That is why I am up so early!!! So tired!!! So excited!!!” Rowan wrote ahead of her arrival.
WE Day is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities.
FYI: Rowan wore a Disaya ensemeble with L.K. Bennett chunky heels.
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Rowan Blanchard and Amandla Stenberg give us so much inspiration as they appear on the “The New Progressives” cover of Interview magazine.
The 14-year-old Girl Meets World star and 17-year-old Hunger Games alum opened up to the glossy about the social causes most important to them. Check it:
Rowan on being inclusive: “Part of the reason is because I couldn’t sit with the cool girls. I’m not even kidding. In middle school there was literally a spot for the cool kids to sit. You could only sit there if you were cool, and I wasn’t. So I would go read Hugo Cabret under the slides. All my friends were literary characters. So that’s so important to me, that a girl on Instagram doesn’t see a group of girls and feel intimidated. No girl should feel scared to be friends with other females. I was. I lived in fear of other girls. I remember saying, in seventh or eighth grade, “I only hang out with boys, because girls are really scary and mean.” Because of this whole image of perfection in friends groups, I was really scared that other girls hated me, that I wasn’t pretty enough or cool enough or I didn’t have enough Instagram followers or whatever. But finding female friendship was such a monumental point in my life. And I never want somebody to feel like they have to re-evaluate them- selves to join my friends or to join any friend-group.”
Amandla on the intersectionality of gay rights and feminism: “I oftentimes receive the question, ‘What do you think is the most important social issue to focus on?’ Or, ‘What’s the most important component of identity? Is it gay rights or race or feminism?’ And I’m like, ‘Well, they’re all intertwined. It’s all one conversation at the end of the day. You can’t just pick one.’ I mean, people experience all kinds of prejudice because of all different parts of themselves. And that doesn’t make one part more important than the other. We live in a society that does not openly accept every kind of human being. And so the result is when you are yourself and someone who’s marginalized, it becomes a revolutionary act—just being comfortable in your own body and being comfort- able speaking, sharing your ideas. It’s really amazing and also, like, kind of sad. [laughs] I hope one day it’s not revolutionary just to be yourself, but I think that the work that’s being done around identity and personhood is so important.”
For more on Rowan and Amandla, visit InterviewMagazine.com.
Rowan Blanchard and Odeya Rush pose for photos while stepping out to help celebrate the Rodarte & Other Stories Collaboration at a dinner on Monday (March 14) in Los Angeles.
The young ladies were joined at the event by Dakota Fanning and Zoey Deutch.
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This is set to be an exciting few weeks for Zoey, who stars in the upcoming movie Everybody Wants Some, hitting theaters on April 1. Make sure to see photos from the SXSW premiere over the weekend.
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Jacob Tremblay, Rowan Blanchard and more young stars are joining more than 16,000 local youth in celebrating young people’s power to change the world at We Day, JustJaredJr.com exclusively reveals!
Also just announced on the lineup are YouTube personalities Connor Franta and Lilly Singh, along with stars Raini and Rico Rodriguez, Amandla Stenberg and Sabrina Carpenter, who will be taking part in the event on April 7 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
The stars will take the stage with international activists to share their passion for change and energize the crowd with performances and motivational speeches.
The event will be attended by youth across the country who earned their tickets by taking actions to help causes locally and globally.
Rowan Blanchard rocks a gold shiny suit on the April/May cover of Girl’s Life magazine.
The 14-year-old Girl Meets World actress and activist opened up about finding her voice, helping those who don’t have one and more. Check it:
On teens speaking out: “I’m so tired of the argument that teenagers can’t understand something just because they’re young… Teens my age do have opinions and we are speaking out, which I think is so cool. By continuing to talk about issues that are important to us, we’re showing we do know what we’re talking about—and we’re willing to foster change.”
On sexuality: “I’m getting more comfortable with myself as the days go by, and for me it’s important to be able to do that and not have to hide anything…. I kind of wanted to just slip it into a conversation because I didn’t want to have it be a big deal that I’m maybe not 100 percent straight. We assume straight is the default and that people who are different have to come out—but instead we should let everyone be themselves and whatever they choose to be.”
On internet bullies: “It’s scary when you speak out because people can be really mean—especially online—but it’s the only way to change anything. I just have to remind myself that someone resorting to insults is just trying to hurt people, whereas I’m trying to help people.”
On recognizing white privilege: “It’s easy to think that movements like Black Lives Matter don’t affect me but, because I’m white, I benefit from the discrimination that others struggle with. I want to use that privilege to help others and start a dialogue.”
On having a voice: “Honestly, it’s awesome that people are listening to me. It’s such an amazing feeling to be able to start conversations and not just have someone see what you’re saying, but really take it in and start their own discussions about the world around us.”
Rowan‘s cover of Girl’s Life is on news stands, March 22nd.
Rowan Blanchard and Abigail Breslin have joined the many celebrity voices speaking up in support of Kim Kardashian’s recent NSFW selfie.
The 14-year-old Girl Meets World star and 19-year-old Scream Queens actress took to Twitter to voice their perspectives on the issue.
“Anybody who tries to say how a woman chooses to display their OWN body is wrong, is severely misinformed and misguided,” Abigail wrote.
“Isn’t it nice when [girls] can be the subject of the image, &the portrayer too?” Rowan tweeted alongside classical paintings of women’s bodies.
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Ariel Winter shows off her love for Rowan Blanchard in this cute pic from Twitter.
The 18-year-old Modern Family actress praised the Girl Meets World star and activist with kind words.
“She is a true icon of our generation and I’m extremely proud to see members of my generation striving for change,” Ariel wrote. So sweet!
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Ariel is also pictured below, running some errands and fueling up her car in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon (March 4).
Rowan Blanchard picks up a wispy flower in this shot from the new issue of Wonderland magazine.
Inside, the 14-year-old Girl Meets World actress and activist opens up about social media, her powerful essays and more. Check it:
On social media: “The thing that’s tough about it is that you’re subject to everybody else’s opinions when you didn’t necessarily ask for that…The downside to social media is it’s another place for girls to be made fun of and another way for girls to be degraded; the upside is that it’s also a way for girls – especially girls of color, for example – to speak out and to take back some control.”
On her essay for Rookie: “I think I felt a need to write that piece because I was sick of apologising for things that I really shouldn’t be sorry for. I see it now with my young sister and it scares me because I know at that age, when I was 12, I would literally spend 45 minutes putting on a whole face of make-up, when I really didn’t want to, but because I genuinely felt that if somebody saw me with my dark eye circles or a blackhead, that I’d risk offending them. You are supposed to say ‘I’m sorry’ for things that you’re not sorry for, especially to men. When I wrote the piece for Rookie it was kind of me trying to get other girls to start accepting themselves, but it was about me trying to get myself to stop apologising, too.”
On identifying herself as queer: “In my life — only ever liked boys. However I personally don’t wanna label myself as straight, gay or whateva so I am not gonna give myself labels to stick with…I’m okay with it now, but I still realize that I was allowing people to comment on something that’s very personal. The first day I tweeted about it, it was definitely scary to see people commenting about things that literally have nothing to do with them.”
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