Oprah Winfrey and Me (I was chosen as one of her Supersoul 100!!)
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.
Recently I went to an Eve Ensler Meet and Greet event and books signing for her new book "Into the body of the world". I got to meet Eve! Eve is the creator of One Billion Rising and V-day. She's very amazing and inspirational and I was honored to meet her. She also spoke about me and introduced me to the audience. It was just so humbling to be in her presence.
Me and my wonderful new bff Eve Ensler rocking one of my Maya's Ideas scarves! :)