The last Woman Hero Monthly to close out this school year goes to my Queen and inspiration, Keke Palmer. I have been obsessed with her since “Akeelah and the Bee”, following her career in both music and acting appearances throughout the years. I admire her because she’s never seen on blogs magazines for anything other than her new movies, music, or her great sense of fashion!
Using her platform to help inspire young women to be anything we want to be and need to be for ourselves is a message that rings to the true intent of feminism. She’s constantly at the forefront of her own dreams and decisions, taking all of her fans along with her everywhere she goes via snapchat (@keekthasneak). Her talk show “Just Keke”, made her the the youngest talk show host in television history and shortly after that she became the first black Cinderella on Broadway. “Ideas in my mind, I’m always thinking about different things. I just want to put all that out into the world and use my gift”, said Keke in a recent Breakfast Club Interview.
Most recently, she starred in “Grease: Live” playing Marty Maraschino, is a regular on “Scream Queens”, and is writing a book entitled “I don’t belong to you” after one of her latest singles. The song picked up a lot of heat for the surprise twist ending where a super sensual Palmer ended up with a woman. “The video was to represent the young woman today – it’s not the traditional woman anymore – and not the specifics of ‘Am I gay? Am I straight? Am I bi?'” the actress-singer, 22, says in the new issue of PEOPLE. “I’m making the rules for myself, and I don’t have to be stuck down to one label.” Using your purpose to guide your dreams, never taking you position in the world for granted, and remembering to smile through it all are a few of the reasons Keke Palmer is the hero we can all learn more than a few lessons from.
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