While girls all over the world are looking up to Malala as the face of the girls’ education movement, Elle Fanning didn’t have to look far for her inspiration. Big sister Dakota Fanning, who also inspired Elle to get into acting, is the reason she wants to attend college one day.
Even though Elle is only a freshman in high school, she’s already thinking ahead to her college years. She told the Daily Beast, “I don’t know where I want to go, but now that I’m a high school freshman you hear about the juniors and seniors talking about where they’ve gotten in and wearing their school sweatshirts. I want to have a school sweatshirt that I wear!”
Elle talks about Dakota’s influence on her life, saying “my sister has inspired me to go to college.” And while Elle isn’t sure where she which college she wants to attend, we’re sure with a role model like Dakota she’ll make the best choice.
If you’re concerned about the state of girls’ education in your city and around the world, there are so many ways you can get involved. You can play the Half the Sky game on Facebook or volunteer with your favorite non-profit.
Even fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is a girls’ education advocate! She nominated She’s the First founder Tammy Tibbetts for the People’s Voice Award nominee. Today, Tibbetts found out she won the category, which means the non-profit is taking home $50,000 to educate girls all over the world!
For more on how you can get involved to ensure girls all over the world have the access to education, take action below.