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5 Reasons Willow Smith Is Already an Icon

5 Reasons Willow Smith Is Already an Icon

5 Reasons Willow Smith Is Already an Icon

She may be only 16, but this talented artist and daughter of power couple Will and Jada has already made a name for herself.

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Willow Smith's been killing the game ever since she released her instant banger "Whip My Hair" back in 2010 (she was only 9 years old!), and the #CareFreeBlackGirl hasn't looked back since. Today's her birthday and the perfect time to honor all things Willow. So let's get started.

1. Her style defies gender

Willow's been pushing boundaries in fashion for years and, like her brother, wears clothes that represent her, not some gender binary. You don't have to be queer to be a queer icon (see Prince) and this starlet is well on her way to representing the power of #BeyondtheBinary with style.

 

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2. She's multitalented

She sings, she dances, she acts, and is all around visually creative. Her debut album Ardipithecus came out last year and you can find some of Willow's new works right on her Instagram.

 

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3. She uses her fame for good

Just recently, Willow and her big brother Jaden marched in solidarity in the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The Standing Rock Sioux are leading the #DAPL fight to stop the crude oil pipeline from potentially damaging the Missisippi River and destroying their religious grounds.

 

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4. There's so much more to come

Willow landed a dope Chanel campaign as its 2016 ambassador and with all the waves she made fashion wise, I'd say this is well deserved. She's also featured on Kid Cudi's new single "Surfin." She's got an album and an amazing a Chanel ambassador gig already, and she's not even of legal age! Can't wait to see what comes next.

 

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5. She's the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic

Willow is a #CareFreeBlackGirl who's inspired millions just by being herself. 

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Jaz Joyner

Jaz is a black non-binary writer and founder of QUNTFRONT residing in Brooklyn, NY. Their work has been featured in Huffington Post, Afropunk, The Establishment, Time Out New York and others.

Jaz is a black non-binary writer and founder of QUNTFRONT residing in Brooklyn, NY. Their work has been featured in Huffington Post, Afropunk, The Establishment, Time Out New York and others.