According to Arab News, Time magazine has placed a 16-year-old Saudi girl on its “30 Most Influential Teens” list for 2017.
Sabq news website reported that Rayouf Al-Humedhi was chosen by Time because she proposed Apple’s new emoji with a headscarf. The emoji attracted a lot of Arab and international attention because it represents an Islamic symbol — the hijab (head cover).
Time’s list also included Syrian refugee Muzoon Al-Mellehan, 19, who became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
When selecting influential teens, the American magazine takes into consideration the awards won by the teen in different fields, the international influence through social media websites, and the general ability to present news.