Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard sees Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards as her role model, according to a recent interview with Paper Magazine. The interview is a one-on-one conversation between the 14-year-old and Richards, discussing why they believe teenage girls should know where their local Planned Parenthood clinic is. “I think your impact on the Internet has had a huge effect on people my age, because it’s anonymous and it’s safe,” Rowan tells Richards.
Rowan says she’s speaking out because she’s noticed teenage girls have a “deep place of shame about their bodies and everything that they’re taught from a young age. “I think the new wave of women on social media who are allowing themselves to just be themselves is opening doors for a lot of young girls who wouldn’t otherwise have that kind of affirmation to be allowed to be themselves, which is cool,” Rowan says. READ MORE