Hello! My name is Chanice Lee and I am 15 Year Old from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
I ﬁrst got involved with Girl Up when I attended the South Florida Advocacy Boot Camp and it changed my life in ways I would have never imagined. Being apart of Girl Up sparked my passion for activism and has shown me that as a Girl, I am capable of achieving amazing things despite the obstacles I may face. I am a strong believer in being the change I wish to see in the world, so that is what I aim to do on a daily basis in this lifetime.
I created my blog The Melanin Diary, as a way to promote social awareness amongst Black Teens by discussing various topics centered around Social Justice, History, Politics, and Black Empowerment. I have a passion for inspiring and empowering others, so that is always my mission with every article I publish on my blog. I also have my own business called “Creative Girls Who Write” for Teen Girls ages 13-17 which serves as a source of empowerment; through writing, support, and encouragement from peers.
I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve as a Teen Advisor for the Girl Up Campaign. Having the ability to positively impact the lives of Girls from various backgrounds all over the world is a beautiful thing and being apart of GirlUp has now given me the opportunity to do so. I am ready to change lives and begin the wonderful journey of being a Teen Advisor!