We believe that kids have the power to do anything and be anyone they want. The Children's Place is on a mission to inspire, encourage and empower kids of all ages to do just that! So here's a little kidspiration.
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CREATOR OF: #1000BLACKGIRLBOOKS, AUTHOR & ACTIVIST
Sometimes all it takes is a book, or in Marley's case, a handful of books that didn't represent her, to inspire change. In just 2 short years, this girl boss has gathered and shared around 9,000 books about black girl protagonists, become an Editor-in-Residence at Elle Magazine, interviewed Misty Copeland, Hillary Clinton and other strong women, and is now the newly-minted author of an easy-to-follow activism guide Marley Dias Gets It Done And So Can You!
Figure out what you like about yourself and things you enjoy doing.
Then learn what it takes to be an expert in that skill or activity. Knowing what you are passionate about will help you achieve your goals more easily (and you'll have fun doing it)!
Recognize that you can make a difference right now!
"My best advice for middle school (kids) is that you don't have to wait until you 'grow up' to make a difference. The concept of 'grown up' automatically limits you." -Marley
Read, read, read! Books! News! Blogs! Interviews! Everything!
Always stay in learning mode ‐ being informed is the gateway to being inspired and doing great things.
Discuss something you’d like to change in your world, and then find different ways to solve it.
"If you have frustrations about what's happening in the world around you, share those ideas with those around you. Share online (responsibly). Talk to your teachers and classmates. Doing these things will allow you to connect and possibly collaborate to create a community. This community can help you create social change." -Marley
To read more about really cool girls just like Marley, check out Être Girls.