COMPLEX: 15 Young Activists Who Are Changing the World

BY JULIA PIMENTEL

MARCH 11, 2018


EXCERPT:

You would be forgiven for thinking that we currently live inside a huge, literal, steaming pile of garbage. As politics becomes more and more divisive and the world has to respond to new threats everyday—whether its climate changewhite supremacy, or sexism—it can be all too easy to want to throw in the towel. Although we’ve heard it time and time again, it’s hard to really believe that one person can truly make a difference, especially if you’re young and still figuring out the world. We get made fun of for liking avocados, for Pete’s sake. How could anyone really take us seriously if we tried to stand up for what we believe in?