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18 Teens Shaking Up Pop Culture

From Alessia Cara to Zendaya, meet the young artists and activists creating the future right before our eyes

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Raury and Zendaya

Today, some of the most powerful voices in art and activism are coming are teenagers who know how to use their creative outlets, as well as social media, to reach the masses. From the refreshingly unique musical voices of artists like Raury and Willow Smith, to Zendaya and Amandla Stenberg refusing to stay silent when they see racial injustice aimed either directly or indirectly towards them, today's teens are creating the future right before our eyes. Here are just 18 of the many influential young pop cultural leaders of our time, in their own words. 


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