6 Multicultural Women Featured in TIME’s Top 25 Influential People on the Internet List

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In the age of social media, anyone, whether they’re a celebrity or just someone with something to say, can gain mass influence. Among TIME’s list of the Top 25 Influential People on the Internet were six women of color who have used their online platforms to inspire, empower and entertain in ways that have gained them notoriety. Here’s a look at these women who have made the world pay attention through their Tweets, Snapchats, Instagrams and YouTube videos. 

Chantè Russell

Chanté Russell is a Howard University print journalism major from Raleigh, North Carolina. Her entire life has been shaped by her passion for writing, fashion and activism. Those passions have led her to create a blog entitled Be The Zeitgeist and serve as a staff writer for Howard’s student newspaper, The Hilltop. She has also written for Lady With Attitude and worked as a freelance journalist. Some of her biggest role models include Anna Wintour, Maya Angelou and her cousin, Dr. Jennifer Edwards, who inspired Chanté to attend Howard. After completing college, Chanté hopes to work as a fashion journalist and use her platform to combat cultural insensitivity within the fashion industry and improve the public perception of the industry.

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