We might be criticized for our inability to detach from technology, but it's starting to pay off. There might actually be great power in being so connected! The ease of communicating can harness good when it comes to advocating for change. Some have even coined it "social activism" and "online activism." Actress Amandla Stenberg just penned a personal essay about the power behind this exact type of activism. “Thanks to technology, young adults are reshaping how an individual can make a difference,” asserts the 17-year-old.
Our generation is more than just a hashtag. We are the next generation of hunger leaders and advocates, taking a stand and not allowing our peers and families to go hungry. We are no different from any committed movement of passionate people who see a brighter future for generations to come. We just happen to talk about it in 140 characters or less. I’m encouraged to see my friends and peers use their online power for the better. They inspire me to stand up for all I care about.
Read the rest of her op-ed on Teen Vogue.