Zendaya is proving herself to be the perfect role model, yet again.
From consistently using her voice to empower others to speaking out against society’s routine racist and sexist ways, Zendaya is a positive force to be reckoned with.
The 19-year-old actress-singer-activist revealed to People magazine what’s behind her motivation to continuously use her platform to stand up for those who are often marginalized, bullied and unfairly judged.
“I feel like it’s really important for young people dealing with bullying to see a symbol of confidence,” she told People in April. “Whether that be from me on social media or from someone in their family, I feel like that is really important to have someone that they can look to and know that confidence is possible. That’s why I do it.”
Zendaya is no stranger to being bullied. Time and time again she’s clapped back at critics for their hateful words (i.e. when people criticized her parent’s looks or herfaux dreadlocks last year).