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Zendaya is a star in every sense of the word. She not only is a fabulous singer, dancer and actress who has amazing style, and is gracing four covers of Hunger Magazine, but she uses her power to make changes and tries to leave a lasting impact on the world. In the new interview, she opened up about how she's struggled with getting people to rally listen to her and her ideas, something all teens can relate to.
“Of course I’ve had a problem with people taking me seriously because of my age”, Zendaya said. “People are always going do that because you’re less experienced, you haven’t lived as much. And in a sense it is true that there are certain things that you only learn with time. But I think that there are also a lot of things that young people know that older people don’t, and older people will never understand again because they’re in a different section of their lives. I think when you’re young you’re a lot more open-minded, and sometimes you’re a lot more perceptive about what’s going on in the world.”
Z makes some valid points, and it's always important to keep in mind that young people can be just as powerful as older adults. Z suggests that teens should strive to make a positive change and not let the negative stigma that naturally comes with being young stop them, as long as they are educated on whatever it is they are passionate about.
“Sometimes we think we know too much, but there are people who have done the research, and have used social media for good. So of course young people are not always going to be taken as seriously, but that’s when you have to prove them wrong.”
“It’s important to raise your voice in things you feel passionate about, and things that you know about. Don’t raise your voice just to raise your voice, if have nothing behind it and don’t know what you’re talking about. But if you take the time to learn about something, and educate yourself, then you have a voice, and you’re allowed to use it.”
We have a feeling Zendaya is going to make some major waves in the world and we can't wait to see exactly what she does.
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