The Body Shop Australia x Plan International Australia
24 Mar 2020
The Body Shop has joined forces with Plan International Australia, the charity for girls’ equality, to support their 2020 Youth Activist Series (YAS) and help launch the dreams of Australia’s future activists, leaders and change-makers.
Plan International Australia's Youth Activist Series is a 12-month training and leadership program, where these young women will learn essential activism and leadership skills and get involved in advocacy and campaigning, media and public speaking, and collective action to fight for equality.
Meet three of the inspiring 2020 YAS leaders from Sydney 👊
Meet, Angelica is a Nigerian-Australian from Sydney who is passionate about all facets of gender inequality and justice. A recent graduate of the Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, she is now studying a Master of Research. Angelica is passionate about advocating for the inclusion of female ethno-diverse voices in leadership and her activism is driven by her own personal experiences and family context. In her spare time Angelica enjoys eating loads of Vegemite, reading novels, writing short stories and blogging. She finds joy and motivation in watching others around her achieve, grow, and thrive.
Meet, Mayela, from inner western Sydney, is in Year 11. She’s of Latin American, Greek and Lebanese descent and envisions a world where opportunity is equal to everyone, and diversity is celebrated. She loves debating current affairs including refugee treatment, LGBTQI+ discrimination, politics, and the intersectionality of girls’ and women’s rights around the world. An avid reader and writer, she loves Harry Potter, and is often seen sporting HP merchandise. She hopes the Youth Activist Series will help her voice reach others and allow her to meet like-minded individuals
Meet, Madhuraa or Mads, as she is commonly called, is a proud intersectional feminist. She lives in Sydney and is currently undertaking a combined Bachelor of Law and Arts, majoring in International Relations, and when she’s not overloading her Instagram story with social justice content, she’s probably making sure her friends and family are drinking enough water. Mads is excited to be working with Plan International this year to create real change. She’s keen to give a voice to queer youth of colour, advocate for children’s mental health and work against gender-based violence
You can help launch the dreams of Australia’s future change-makers whilst lathering your favourite moisturiser. $5 from every purchase of The Body Shop's Shea Nourishing Body Lotion will be donated to Plan International Australia's Youth Activist Series (YAS).
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