Cover Image - Marley Dias

American author and activist Marley Dias is the creator of #1000BlackGirlBooks, a drive to collect books with black female lead characters. The campaign drew international attention, and plaudits from the likes of Michelle Obama and Ava DuVerney – not least because Dias launched the campaign when she was just 11 years old. At 13, Marley authored first debut book, “Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!” and that same year, she became the youngest person named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. In 2023, she shared her 10 rules for bringing about change through your inner child as part of our Manifesto series.