Celebrity Crush: Rowan Blanchard
image source: Nylon magazine - photo by Gia Coppola/ styled by Chris Horan
Sixteen year old actress Rowan Blanchard is taking the world by storm with her amazing fashion sense and passionate feminism. The young woman is a top influencer for activism and equal rights for women and girls and utilizes her huge following on social media to promote her views. I see this strong, beautiful young woman as someone who will continue to amaze the world as she grows and develops her talents as well as her activism.
a Talented Young Actress and Activist
From her earliest T.V. roles circa 2009 to her breakthrough role as Riley Matthews in Girl Meets World, the young actress has steadily made quite a name for herself. Her acting career is on the rise and she has landed the lead role in the upcoming remake of A Wrinkle in Time (due out March 2018). Besides cultivating her blossoming acting career, she is also very social media savvy and is considered quite an influencer. Her twitter and instagram feeds are packed with inspirational quotes, support for causes she fights for, and strong opinions about the world around her.
She leverages her celebrity to further the causes close to her heart and uses her social media platforms as a way to promote the feminist movement and gain support from and inspire females worldwide. In a recent article for Teen Vogue, she illustrates how she is able to use her celebrity to connect with other activists to work towards meaningful change within the film industry and beyond.
Besides being an outspoken feminist, she works hard to bring awareness to issues such as depression, LGBTQ matters, and other social and societal concerns. Above all, Blanchard preaches acceptance of one another and emphasizes the importance of finding acceptance for yourself.
a Writer and Artist
The young actress also has an art book coming out soon, featuring artwork from both her and her friends. Titled “Still Here”, the passion project has been over three years in the making and is a compilation of art by herself and some of her "insanely talented friends". It is meant to be “an intimate portrayal of modern girlhood and a thoughtful reflection on what it means to be a teenager in today’s world” as it looks into the life of Rowan Blanchard and friends from the artistic perspective. The book is expected to be released February 13, 2018. If you are like me and dying to get your hands on a copy, you can preorder here.