Add These Young Women To Your Role Model List | Clozette

If there's one thing that this past couple of years has proven, it is diversity empowers everyone — especially women. And with feminism rising with movements and initiatives that call for equality among all genders, it proves that striving to be an inspiration to others doesn't have anything to do with race, nationality, or age. 

So if you are a firm believer that we can all be strong and independent, here are some young women to keep you motivated. 

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Rupi Kaur

What we use for digital interaction, Rupi uses for art and activism. Popularly known as an "Instapoet", the 24-year-old started off by sharing her poems on Instagram, attracting an audience who connected with her writing. She then published a book of poetry and prose titled Milk and Honey in 2015. It deals with themes of abuse, violence, loss, love, and feminism.

Malala Yousafzai

When she was 11 or 12 years old, Malala wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC Urdu, detailing her life in Swat District Pakistan under the Taliban. Because of this, she was almost assassinated, sparking international support for the teenager. At 19, this Pakistani women and children's rights activist has already received a Nobel Prize.

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Tavi Gevinson


Feminism and fashion? Yes, please! This 20 year old has been living the dream since she was 12, having been on Hollywood as an actress and a fashion blogger. Since then, she used her platform to create content that strives to inspire and motivate positivity to her fellow teens. 


Amandla Steinberg


If you're a huge fan of the Hunger Games movies, you would know this 17-year-old as Rue. But beyond her characters on screen, the young actress has been very vocal on issues such as cultural appropriation and racism both in and outside of the industry. She has been continuously calling for people's support, especially the youth, to be more active in issues involving equality, making powerful statements on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement.



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Shailene Woodley



From her roles in young adult book-to-film adaptations such as Fault In Our Stars and Divergent, Shailene Woodley has also proven that she can take on bigger causes and initiatives beyond her teen heroine roles. The Divergent star has been very vocal about political and social issues, even joining protests against the North Dakota pipeline project in support of the Native American legacy which the land stands for, leading to her arrest and overnight jail time. Still, the actress stood firm on her convictions even after the release, using her fame as a platform to voice out her advocacies.



Jazz Jennings



The 16-year-old YouTube personality, born a boy, has been living as a girl since she was 5 years old. Known as one of the youngest people in the public eye to identify as a transgender, Jazz used her platform to advocate for LGBTQ rights, and inspire her audience to embrace their 'real selves' more. She and her family have also been very active in providing support for children and families who are dealing with 'transitioning' and gender dysphoria.



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Spring and summer are just around the corner. While others can't wait 'till the day they can start lounging by the beach, drink fresh fruit juice while waves are crashing and swimming to their heart's content, some are not fond of everything bright that comes with the more humid season. If you're the type to veer away from pastel hues, here's the perfect fashion collection for you.



Philippine clothing brand Oxygen has just released its summer collection, and it's right up the alley of those whose wardrobes are inhabited by dark hues. The collection is also the perfect fit for those who are enamoured with street culture and a hip, fuss-free lifestyle.



The collection has fun statement and graphic tees, dark-hued florals, basics as well as athleisure-inspired bottoms. The line has a nautical feel with a dash of grunge.


In keeping with the brand's edgy and artsy nature, the collection was introduced via a hangout session at the Oxygen Artist's Room. The first leg of the hangout, held at Oxygen's store at TriNoma mall in Quezon City, featured musicians Keiko Necessario and Joyce Pring.


On the left: Joyce Pring; on the right: Keiko Necessario

“Come, Hang Out is our way of saying that there is so much more to Oxygen now,” brand director Jeff Bascon said about the series of events. “We want to bring people together by promoting youth and street culture and lifestyle — particularly through clothing and music. Moving forward, people can expect the brand to come up with cool and hip streetwear pieces made to perfectly complement the youth's lifestyle.”


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The last leg of the #OxgnComeHangOut series will be on March 5 at SM Seaside Cebu, featuring performances by Kirby Yu and Jen Sarmiento.



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Whether you’re heading off to visit Disneyland in Japan or looking to stock up on your favourite beauty and skincare products from Korea, finding a suitable outfit to wear at the airport and on the plane is no easy feat. After all, you’ll be sitting in a flying car for hours; chances are you won't be able to move around easily.

So if you’re travelling soon and want to get your OOTD on point from the moment you enter the airport to the time the plane lands, keep scrolling down for looks that are stylish, easy to put together, and will make you feel comfortable and relaxed for hours.

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Midi Dress + Sneakers


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If you love wearing dresses all day every day, then opt for a midi piece when flying. That way, you won’t have to worry about accidentally exposing something. Pair it with sneakers and we guarantee you’ll love how you can easily walk from point to point.

Loose Tee + Ripped Jeans


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They say never wear skinny jeans when flying and we couldn’t agree more — it just feels too constricting. That is why we recommend going for a straight cut, ripped version. It’s trendy, will allow your legs to breathe more, and when paired with a loose tee, it gives off a grungy vibe.

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Shorts + Light Jacket


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Since we live in a tropical country, this outfit combo is just the right one to wear when flying. It’s cool, breezy, chic, and if you feel cold, that’s what the light jacket is for! Accessorise it with a bucket bag and you’ll be good to go.

Sweater + Skirt


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On the other hand, if the country you’re visiting will be cold, then this outfit will be more suited to your needs. The loose material of the skirt and sweater will be cool enough for our warm weather, but it will also shield you from a bit of cold breeze. So once you land, you won’t freeze.


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Denim Shirt + Trousers


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A loose top and bottom combo may not look like much, but with the right shoes and purse, you’ve got yourself a sophisticated OOTD. So instead of going for sneakers with this combination, pair it with some loafers and a bright bag to pull it all together.

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Now that you've got your airport OOTD ready, check out these must-haves to make travelling feel like a breeze.


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