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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Marsai Martin attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images For dcp)

Marsai Martin

As the youngest face on this list of incredible ladies, Marsai Martin has already made quite the impact at the age of 14 in the world of feminism. And she’s just getting started.

Martin is most notably known as the star of ABC’s Black-ish but what most people don’t know is that she also helped spearhead the second year of the national campaign to fight bullying and social isolation for DoSomething.org, the largest tech company for young people who want social change. Queue the “Treat Yo Friends” campaign.

As a teenager, she knows that bullying is on the rise in schools across the country. In fact, 1 in 5 students experience bullying of some sort, and it’s often caused by the interests, passions, or beliefs that make that child who they are. But Martin wants that all to change, and she knows that she has a platform to carry that out.

Marsai Martin is someone we should all look up to, and we should all be watching out for in the upcoming years. She’s a teenager on a mission and any young woman who wants to spend those years making a change in the world will always be considered a hero to me.

"“I’m all about showing up for my friends, especially when they need me the most. I’m excited to give tons of people my age ways to show up for their friends too.” – Marsai Martin"