Youth Activist, Student
Mckenna Pope's keynotes promote youth involvement in social change and activism. Pope became an activist after she sought to change the way Hasboro marketed their Easy Bake Oven toy, which excluded boys, like her brother, who wanted to use it.Pope began a petition on Change,org, and eventually Hasboro did indeed change their design and marketing for the Easy Bake Oven. She received a lot of publicity for her successful activist campaign.
Meckenna Pope's keynotes advocate perseverance in the face of adversity, citing how she learned to overcome the harsh criticisms she received online to continue to push for her goal. She advocates and encourages other young people to action as well, and commit to making social change wherever they see it needs to be done.