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11.12.17

12-year-old Marley Dias becomes the youngest person on Forbes 30 under 30 list

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12-year-old Marley Dias becomes the youngest person on Forbes 30 under 30 list
A 12-year-old feminist and author has become the youngest person to make it to the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

Marley Dias, an African-American activist and feminist has always been outspoken and passionately goes after what she believes in, which is equality of the sexes and races. She launched a campaign called #1000BlackGirlBooks in November 2015, when she was in sixth grade. The goal was to collect and donate 1,000 books that feature black girls as the main character.

12-year-old Marley Dias becomes the youngest person on Forbes 30 under 30 list

Just last year, she was paid $6500 plus expenses to be the keynote speaker at a school event (read here). In 2016, she succeeded in collecting 7,000 books in which the main character was a black girl to give to charity.

She is also an author and has written a book titled: Marley Dias gets it done and so can you.
12-year-old Marley Dias becomes the youngest person on Forbes 30 under 30 list

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