"It was nice to be able to talk to female students and professors about science and logic because that’s just such a man’s world," she says.
We're not sure what we were doing as teenagers, but we're pretty sure it wasn't nearly as cool as all the things Willow Smith takes on.
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Not only is Willow a singer and Chanel brand ambassador, but she's also a 15-year-old teacher, kind of. The daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith hosts underground quantum-mechanics classes and is studying how to produce songs from mathematical equations.
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The teen tells Teen Vogue that she's a STEM nerd with her sights set on the scientific community. She even hopped on a plane right after Paris Fashion Week to take a tour of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "It was nice to be able to talk to female students and professors about science and logic because that’s just such a man’s world." Willow's interest is in "changing perceptions about women and girls of color in spaces where they are underrepresented."
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Willow is on a path all her own and we're excited to see where it takes her.
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