May 13

YAS — Zendaya Gives Her Most Empowering Speech Yet


We can always depend on Zendaya to empower and uplift us. Whether she’s speaking out against photoshop or is abolishing the word “ugly,” she’s basically a combination of Oprah, Beyonce and the Dalai Lama. So naturally Z gave an ahmazing speech recently and it’s filled with words to live by. We’re gonna go ahead and say that this is Zendaya’s most perfect speech yet. And here’s why.

Z spoke at The California Endowment’s Youth PowerFest and it was everything. The event is held for the purpose of inspiring young people by uniting leaders who are at the forefront of invoking change in their communities across California. So clearly Zen was the perfect person to speak at the event! And she did not disappoint. Zendaya posted this clip of her speech on Instagram and it’s exactly what your day needs.

“I just want to start by saying that we all have power here, period. If you have a voice, if you have a mind, if you have a brain, then you have power,” Zen opened her speech with. Um, we have actual goosebumps. “Don’t ever let anybody tell you any different. It doesn’t matter about the amount of Twitter followers you have, or how much you’re popping in your likes, or this, that and the third. That does not matter. What matters is what comes out of that beautiful brain that is inside of your head.” OKAY, we officially have full body chills.

Zendaya is the voice of a generation. The world would be a better place if everyone took her amazing advice. In our social media obsessed world, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the likes and comments — but what’s more important than your selfies is the brain behind them.

Popmaniacs — what do YOU think about Zendaya’s motivational speech?! Tell us in the comments!