Amid a global pandemic and ongoing racial justice protests, young women around the world continue to be a beacon of hope. These modern trailblazers are athletes, actresses, influencers, activists, and, sometimes, all of the above. This particular list of multifaceted women, for example, includes individuals who are leading the charge to a brighter future and making history along the way. Whether they got their driver’s license last week or are on the cusp of turning 21, these changemakers are worth celebrating. Step into their world, and get a glimpse of the brighter future they’re building together.
— Additional reporting by Karenna Meredith