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And then once she became political, she was really into the women's movement. But I also think that the more you have a chance at an early age to take a stand, no matter how supportive your parents are, there's a moment at which -- and I'm sure there was a moment for you -- when you say, "I just have to do that myself." And then once you do, if it feels good, and feels right… And I tell this to our young activists, that there's a lot of times that everyone is actually thinking the same thing you are, but either no one knows how to say it, or they're not quite ready to say it, and then you say it and they go, "I'm so glad you said that." That must happen to you all the time. I mean, obviously I'm not afraid to tackle things, because I feel like I've read the news my whole life, and at one point it's like, "I don't really want this to be happening." I feel like I made the connection between the political as personal, and knowing that those things actually affect me.When I started talking about them on social media, I noticed that with teenage girls [and insecurity], it comes from a deep place of shame about their bodies, and everything that they're taught from a very young age. Richards: Social media is an awesome thing, particularly because women's stories are told.I know growing up in Texas that it was really uncomfortable because usually the coaches were teaching sex ed, and they were super uncomfortable, but it shouldn't be that way anymore.We actually are in beta testing for a new app to help young girls and young women who are starting their period to track their period, learn about birth control, so that when they need it they actually understand how it works.
Her poise, eloquence, and commitment to promoting equality and understanding are traits also shared by Cecile Richards.
Rowan Blanchard: I think especially for people my age or a little older than me, sexual health is always something that's used against them, or in sex ed classes, it's talked about from a male perspective, and it's never something that's in favor of a woman. I can go there and have a non-judgmental place where it's safe." Richards: I'm curious about people your age, because it's so important that we move and change to be there for young people.
What is it you feel that they need from Planned Parenthood?
Another woman who doesn't get enough recognition is Barbara Jordan.
She was a congresswoman from Houston, Texas and was one of the first prominent African-American leaders in Congress. So there were women in my life that absolutely spoke truth to power in a way that is still very hard.