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Maya Penn is a 17 year old award-winning eco-designer, artist, philanthropist, activist, entrepreneur, animated filmmaker, coder, illustrator, writer and author of You Got This! She has been featured in countless publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, Seventeen Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The View, NPR,CNN, TIME, Essence Magazine, CBS This Morning with Gayle King, O Magazine, The Steve Harvey Show, Entrepreneur Magazine, Ebony, Black Enterprise, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and many, many more. Maya has given three TEDTalks and her latest TEDWomen Talk has gone viral worldwide and with almost 2 million views and growing. She is known as the youngest female to do two back-to-back official TEDTalks. Maya has been chosen by Oprah Winfrey as one of her Supersoul 100 influencers. Google has partnered with Maya to speak to girls about coding and computer science at their Made With Code events. Magic Johnson chose Maya to be featured in his 32 Under 32 article series.


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Monday, December 31, 2012

Maya's Reviews: Gabrielle Bernstein's new book May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness

I'm Maya Penn, I'm 12 years old and I'm reviewing Gabrielle Bernstein's new book May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness

Bernstein's "May Cause Miracles" is more than a book. It is a journey of self discovery. It's a book about turning your fear into love and learning how to create and embrace miracles. It opens your eyes to see the good and the great in life and it helps you discover your ~ing ( Inner Guide ). After reading the FIRST chapter I felt very refreshed like I had finished a peaceful meditation or awakened from a good nights rest. The thing I also LOVE about this book is that it's for everyone! :)

I love this book so much I just HAD to make a video review as well! 

EDIT: I'm the winner of the blog contest!! Oh my gosh Gabby you're so AWESOME! :)



  1. Congratulations on being selected as a top blog review for May Cause Miracles! Your description of feeling refreshed after reading just the first chapter is absolutely accurate. I am on Day 30 and I've never felt better.
    Keep up the awesome work you are doing!

  2. HI Maya,
    I'm a member of the career and spirit junkie groups on Gabrielle's site and saw your blog was one of their favorites- congrats! Loved your review. Your work is inspiring! I too am an artist ( I noticed you like to make animations and was wondering if you have any that are public to view. I am just beginning to learn Adobe After Effects and would love to learn animation as well. I wish you much success! Alma