The Most Influential Teens of 2014

Time Magazine recently came out with their list of the Most Influential Teens of 2014. There were the usual nominations for actresses, singers, famous people, etc., but included on the list were also some amazing less-famous girls doing extraordinary things. 

In the interest of giving these other girls more exposure, I've included a synopsis of each girl's accomplishments and links to where you can learn more about them below. (And I have nothing against the actresses and singers! It's just that they get more than enough attention elsewhere.)

Mo’ne Davis

Mo'ne Davis
  • Sports Illustrated Kids - Sports Kid of the Year
  • Little League Baseball Pitcher
  • Throws a 70mph fastball
  • One of two girls who played in the 2014 Little League World Series and is the first girl to earn a win and to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history.

Jazz Jennings

Jazz Jennings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey, and Sophie Healy-Thow

 

 

 

 

Salma Kakar

Salma Kakar

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko

Malala Yousafzai

MALALA YOUSAFZAI
  • Pakistani youth activist, global advocate for girls 
  • Youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Founder of the Malala Fund an organization that seeks to bring awareness to the social and economic impact of girls’ education and to empower girls to raise their voices, to unlock their potential, and to demand change.
  • Amazing human being. (I'm a big fan) 

Bethany Mota

Bethany Mota

 

 

 

 

Tavi Gevinson

Tavi Gevinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Grassell

megan grassell
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Founder of Yellowberry, a company that makes colorful, comfortable, age-appropriate training bras for young girls