by Jaylin Paschal

Teen Vogue Summit Los Angeles Vlog

By Jaylin Paschal

After entering and being chosen as one of the winners of an essay contest--this weekend I was treated by Teen Vogue (+ sponsors) to an incredible experience at the Teen Vogue Summit in Los Angeles, California. I was able to hear from world leaders and influencers like Sec. Hillary Clinton, Rep. Maxine Waters, the organizers of the Women's March, the founders of Black Lives Matter, Yvonne Orji, Melina Matsoukas, Yara Shahidi and several other entertainers, artists and activists. I was also able to visit the offices of leading media platforms (Toms, Omaze, Sundance Institute and 72andSunny) to see the innovative ways in which they're engaging young people, creating fantastic content and changing the world. I met brilliant young women with sharp, gorgeous minds and innovative ideas.

Lesson: Young people aren't going to change the world "someday." We are changing the world now.

Thank you, Teen Vogue.

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