Three teens who are challenging how we see sexuality and gender recently made Time magazine’s list of the 30 most influential teens.
Amandla Stenberg, Gavin Grimm, and James Charles are featured among the list of 30 teenagers who are changing the world. The list also includes professional e-sports players, Olympic athletes, aspiring entrepreneurs, and human rights leaders. Not to mention Malia and Sasha Obama.
Stenberg is an advocate on race and gender identity who, after appearing as Rue in The Hunger Games, has gone on to win the acclaim of Gloria Steinem and Beyoncé.
Grimm is a Virginia teenager fighting in court for his right, as a transgender male, to use the men’s restroom at his high school.
Charles is a young makeup artist who became the first CoverBoy for the brand CoverGirl.