AD­VICE FROM A 13-YEAR-OLD

Elle (Canada) - - Relationship -

DO YOUR OWN THING

“AL­WAYS FLY ABOVE, AND DON’T FOL­LOW THE PACK.”

OWN YOUR LOOK

“DON’T DRESS FOR OTHER PEO­PLE OR CHANGE WHO YOU ARE.”

PICK YOUR ROLE MOD­ELS WISELY “LOOK AT THE PEO­PLE DO­ING THE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO AND TELL YOUR­SELF ‘IF THEY CAN DO IT, I CAN TOO.’”

How’s this for a re­sumé? Nige­rian-Amer­i­can Zuriel Odu­wole has in­ter­viewed Ser­ena Wil­liams and half the pres­i­dents in Africa and di­rected four doc­u­men­taries... oh, and she’s barely a teenager. (Fu­ture plans in­clude “be­ing an ath­lete, a ro­bot­ics en­gi­neer and then, when I’m much, much older, Pres­i­dent of the United States.”) But don’t worry: This amaz­ing tween has a lit­tle ad­vice on how you can be as con­fi­dent and pro­duc­tive a cit­i­zen as she is.

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