11 Real-Life Powerpuff Girls Who Discovered Their #POWFACTOR And Went On To Do Amazing Things

These gals put the"extraordinary" in Chemical X.

First, the Powerpuff Girls helped you become your cutest self with their "Powerpuff Yourself" computer game. Now, they can help you become your best self from the inside out by discovering your #POWFACTOR. Once you unlock your #POWFACTOR, nothing can stop you from unleashing it.

Some real-life Powerpuff Girls have already uncovered their #POWFACTOR and have gone on to fill the world with the perfect mix of sugar, spice, and everything nice. You can't spell "extraordinary" without the "X" in Chemical X, and these 11 young women are pure Powerpuff proof.  

From creating anti-bullying apps to breaking extreme sports records, their power-packed stories prove anything is possible when you uncover your #POWFACTOR


1. Natalie Hampton created the "Sit With Us" mobile app so no kid ever has to worry about eating lunch alone.

Drawing on her own middle school experiences of eating lunch alone and getting bullied for it, 16-year-old Natalie Hampton designed an app to make lunchtime a guaranteed fun time. Called Sit With Us, the app connects students looking for a place to sit at lunch with others, dubbed "ambassadors," who not only have room at their table, but want to fill it with a potential new friends. 

2. Snowboarder Chloe Kim was the youngest person ever to win a gold medal at the Winter X-Games.

Chloe Kim discovered her raw talent for snowboarding at age 4, but that alone isn't why she's the only athlete in X Games history to earn three gold medals before age 16. Kim's determination fuels her through a grueling training schedule every day, and is the real reason she became the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s and score a perfect 100 at the U.S. Grand Prix. Next up for Kim? She'll be shredding the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018.

3. Egypt Ufele designed and debuted a body-positive fashion line at the 2016 New York Fashion Week.

After Egypt "Ify" Ufele was diagnosed with a critical asthmatic condition at a young age, the intense treatment caused to her gain weight. Because she couldn't find fashionable clothing in her size, Ufele decided to create her own called Chubiiline. In expressing herself through the body-positive brands bright, African prints, she's also helping countless others find their perfect fit. Not only were her designs featured in a 2016 New York Fashion Week fashion show, but Ufele has also won multiple awards, including the Young Trailblazer Award.

4. Aija Mayrock used her creative talents to spark positive change with "The Survival Guide to Bullying."

When Aija Mayrock was bullied in middle and high school, she found her inner strength through writing "roems," her term for rap/poems. After her work won a Scholastic Art & Writing Award, she felt confident enough to write and self-publish a book that would help others who'd gone through similar experiences, titled The Survival Guide To Bullying. Now, after scoring a major publication deal with Scholastic Books, Mayrock has reached countless readers with her heartfelt and inspiring work.

5. Muzoon Almellehan addressed world leaders at a UN conference to promote girls' education and campaign against child marriage.

Muzoon Almellehan, a17-year-old Syrian woman, spent three years as a refugee in Jordan, but she never let that label define her. Instead, she became a crusader for young women's rights by spending her time in the camp going from tent to tent, encouraging families to choose education over child marriage for their daughters. Since then, Almellehan has risen to international prominence and has spoken in front of world leaders at a UN conference to further her cause alongside Malala Yousafzai

6. A year-long injury may have hurt gymnast Annie Hilton's spine, but it never broke her spirit.

Annie Hilton was a talented young gymnast when she landed wrong during a floor routine and fractured her neck. That injury was not serious, but another congenital one in her back, discovered during the process, forced her to take a year off from the sport she loved. While most gymnasts never return to their former level of competition after such a long break, Hilton became the ultimate comeback story, working harder than ever before to not only reach that level but surpass it.

7. Haneefa Adam created the Hijarbie, a Hijab-wearing Barbie, to show children everywhere that their culture matters.

When Nigerian medical student Haneefa Adam wasn't busy studying for her master's degree in the U.K., she was casually setting the social media world on fire with her @Hijarbie Instagram account. Filled with pictures of typical Barbie dolls wearing hijabs of all colors and patterns, the account has spread a message of inclusivity and diversity to nearly 75,000 followers. "I thought it was really important for a doll to be dressed like how I would be," Adam told CNN. "I think this is a great platform to try and get the Muslim identity to the world and correct some misconceptions."

8. Caitlin Prater-Haacke started an anti-bullying revolution that swept over her community, one positive Post-It note at a time.

When Caitlin Prater-Haake found a bully had broken into her locker and wrote a Facebook status from her account telling her to kill herself, she didn't give into hatred. She wondered if one negative message had this effect on her, what could hundreds of positive messages do to her classmates? She found out the next day, October 9, when she stuck 850 positive Post-It notes on every locker in her school. Since then, the city council of Prater-Haake's hometown has declared October 9 an annual "Positive Post-It Day." 

9. Mo'ne Davis was the first girl to pitch her team to victory at the Little League World Series, and she's just started advocating for gender equality in sports.

Mo'ne Davis first became a national sports star at the age of 13 with a legendary throw that pitched her Little League team to the top at a whopping 70 miles per hour. Two years later, her focus has shifted to high school girls' basketball in the hopes of playing in college and going on to the WNBA. No matter what sport she's playing, however, she always scores with her advocacy for gender equality, both on and off the field. "No matter what level it is, everything [between men and women] should be treated the same," she told ESPN. "Give girls a chance, and we'll show you why we should have some more ..." 

10. Trisha Prabhu has saved the lives of cyberbullying victims — and their bullies — through her "ReThink" app.

When Trisha Prabhu was just 13 years old, she read about another 11-year-old girl committing suicide as a result of cyberbullying. While her heart broke for the girl and her family, her brilliant mind got to work on a technology that could stop cyberbullying before it happened. She created the patent-pending technology product "ReThink" that, when used as a filter with social media, convinced adolescents not to post an offensive message 93 percent of the time.

11. Katlyn Grasso created GenHERation to mentor

Katlyn Grasso founded GenHERation, an interactive media company, to give young women the leadership tools and mentorship opportunities to go after their career aspirations. By providing high school and college students with access to female executives, skill-building activities, and scholarships through their digital platform and national events, GenHERation has empowered over 50,000 girls to date. In connecting young women with plenty of successful role models in their desired field, Grasso has already proven she's one herself. 


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