Generation Next

Generation Next
Batekoo

Generation Next: Batekoo

Founded in 2014 by friends and DJs Maurício Sacramento and Wesley Miranda, the Brazilian LGBTQ+ collective makes space for Black and queer creative expression through events and education.

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Krow Kian

Generation Next: Krow Kian

After documenting his journey from his transition to the Louis Vuitton runway in a documentary, the transgender model is focused on increasing representation and understanding.

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Reverend James Woodall

Generation Next: Reverend James Woodall

In his new role at the Southern Center for Human Rights, the former youngest-ever State President in the history of the NAACP continues his fight for racial equity and reform of the criminal legal system.

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Tracey Emin

Fighting the Spread of Abortion Misinformation

In the wake of the Supreme Court's overturn of Roe v. Wade, forty-one states currently offer legal—if in some cases severely limited—access to abortion. But a wave of bans and restrictions set to come into effect in the next few weeks and months will create a purposely bewildering patchwork of laws across the United States, making abortion funds critical last lines of defense against misinformation and confusion.

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Jawanza Williams

Generation Next: Jawanza Williams

Inspired by his own experience sleeping in a shelter, the director of organizing of VOCAL-NY is on the front lines of fighting poverty, homelessness, mass incarceration, and a range of other issues tied to racial and social injustice.

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Benjamaporn Ploy Nivas

Generation Next: Benjamaporn "Ploy" Nivas

After staging a solo protest against Thailand's strict educational system outside a Bangkok Skytrain station in May 2020, the high-schooler and co-founder of the "Bad Student" movement is working to reform her nation's entire political structure.

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How to Help Ukraine

How to Help: Ukraine

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Ahed Tamimi

Generation Next: Ahed Tamimi

After coming to worldwide attention for being imprisoned at sixteen for protesting for Palestinian rights, the young activist is pursuing a degree in international human rights law to push for systemic change.

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Thandiwe Abdullah

Generation Next: Thandiwe Abdullah

The co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Youth Vanguard continues to use their platform to uplift younger voices in support of both racial justice and gun control.

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Zulaikha Patel

Generation Next: Zulaikha Patel

After leading a nationwide movement against school rules prohibiting natural hair and African dialects at thirteen, the self-described "Black radical feminist" continues to lead the movement for abolition in South Africa.

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Tatiana Washington

Generation Next: Tatiana Washington

The Milwaukee native was inspired by her aunt's murder and the epidemic of school shootings to join March for Our Lives and 50 Miles More to lead the fight for gun control in the United States.

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Covid-19 vaccinations

The Covid-19 Resistance

As the Philippines struggles with Covid cases and a delayed vaccine rollout, a group of activists and organizers is fighting disinformation, inequity, and government repression.

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Jordan Reeves

Generation Next: Jordan Reeves

Born with a limb difference, the fifteen-year-old founder of Born Just Right is reframing the conversation around disability with her infectious positivity and sparkling sense of joy.

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Anthony Tamez-Pochel

Generation Next: Anthony Tamez-Pochel

The co-president of the Chi-Nations Youth Council is making space for Native voices and reframing the conversation around his culture.

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Elana Sulakshana

Generation Next: Elana Sulakshana

After working on the successful campaign to divest Columbia University from fossil fuels, the young activist is now focused on effecting large-scale changes in the insurance and finance industries in response to the climate crisis.

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Zuzanna Karcz

Generation Next: Zuzanna Karcz

A longtime leader of student government and active participant in her country's recent women's movement, the eighteen-year-old is a prime example of Poland's new liberal youth.

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Sara Mardini

Generation Next: Sara Mardini

After coming to international attention for saving the lives of eighteen fellow refugees by swimming their sinking boat to shore alongside her sister, the Syrian activist faces up to twenty-five years in prison for her humanitarian work in Greece in a trial beginning next week.

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Ruby Wharton

Generation Next: Ruby Wharton

The young Gamilaraay Kooma student and activist with Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance is dedicating herself to the causes of decolonization, abolition, and equal rights for the First Nations community in Australia.

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Maureen Muketha

Generation Next: Maureen Muketha

The founder of Tule Vyema is using her studies in nutrition and dietetics to offer women and families in her native Kenya a solution to malnutrition.

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Autumn Peltier

Generation Next: Autumn Peltier

At just sixteen, the chief water commissioner of the Anishinabek Nation has already spoken before the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and Justin Trudeau about environmental justice for First Nations communities.

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Finn and Jack Harries

Generation Next: Finn and Jack Harries

Years after first coming to YouTube fame with JacksGap, the British twins have shifted their focus to educating their followers about the climate crisis with Earthrise Studio and a new web series, 'The Breakdown.'

Generation Next
Generation Next

Generation Next

For our inaugural issue, we have assembled over two dozen young activists from six continents who are all making a mark in their own way on some of the most pressing issues we face today.

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Jamie Margolin

Jamie Margolin Makes Her Next Move

After coming to prominence as the co-founder of Zero Hour and the Youth Climate March, the environmental justice activist looks to her next endeavor, creating space in Hollywood for LGBTQ+ narratives.

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Nia Dumas

Generation Next: Nia Dumas

The president of the Spelman chapter of Fair Fight U takes inspiration from Stacey Abrams and the generations who came before her in the long fight to increase voter access for all in the battleground state of Georgia.

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Photography by Anonymous

Nathan Law Is Paving His Way Home

Now living in exile in London, the Hong Konger has become one of the world's leading champions of democracy.

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Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg Is Working to Reform Hollywood

A "family reunion" between the star and the author of 'The Hate U Give' touches on Black Lives Matter, representation in Hollywood, and online feuds.

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Karin Watson

Generation Next: Karin Watson

Now pursuing her master's degree in Barcelona, the Chilean design student situates her work at the intersection of Latinx women's rights and environmental justice, with a new focus on mental health.

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Joela Rivera and Qween Jean

Qween Jean and Joela Rivera Are Making Space for Black Trans Lives

The two founders of the year-old weekly Stonewall Protests are pushing a long-marginalized group to the forefront of the larger movement for Black lives.