Lexi Underwood
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Voices for Change: Lexi Underwood in Activism


Nov. 28 2023, Published 3:19 p.m. ET

Lexi Underwood has taken her career beyond acting and music to speak for the rights of victims of HIV, gender inequality, and aggression among several other social causes. Though she is an African-American entertainer, she has traveled to different parts of the world to promote her causes and agenda, and these activities made her gain even more prominence and attention from world organizations like the United Nations and governments of countries worldwide. The following are highlights of Lexi’s involvement and voice in social and political causes.

Lexi Underwood Challenges Young People to Fight HIV

Lexi is a RED ambassador who has made her voice clear about the scourge of diseases like HIV and how they ravaged young people. On her recent trip to Tanzania, Lexi began to voice out her displeasure on how HIV/AIDS continues to decapitate the youth, especially in third-world countries.

The RED organization was co-founded by Bono, the lead singer of the group U2. Lexi believes that health injustice allows diseases like HIV to thrive in certain countries, however taking small actions can have a positive effect in turning around the trend.

According to Lexi, roughly 700 women between ages 5 and 24 contract HIV daily globally, and this makes the disease the third leading cause of fatality among women. She further stated that women in third-world countries in Africa are three times more likely to contract the disease than women from other parts of the world.

Lexi was joined by two other celebrities on her trip to Tanzania to support the cause of the fight against the HIV scourge. According to the Plus Online Magazine, Lexi will continue to work with grassroots doctors and organizers to fight the scourge of HIV diseases in third-world countries.

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Lexi Underwood Advocates Fight Against Social Injustice and Microaggressions

Lexi Underwood is a great actress who excels in providing voices for different movie characters. At the age of 17, she graced several screen shows, including “Little Fires Everywhere” where she acted as Pearl Warren. She has launched a new project titled “We the Voices of Gen Z”, which is a documentary series comprising numerous roundtable discussions about issues affecting Gen Zs.

The program provides a platform for Lexi and her friends to discuss hatred, feelings, and solutions to many other issues affecting their generation. This program was designed in the wake of the murder of black people including George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor. This program led to Lexi’s invitation to another show titled “Hatch”, which also discusses Gen Z issues.

Since she came to fame, Lexi Underwood has appeared in several interviews and talk shows where she advocates for gender equality and representation in every sphere of life, and those include entertainment.

Lexi Underwood’s Success in the Entertainment World

Most people get to know about Lexi Underwood in the movie “Little Fires Everywhere”, they were unaware that she was the voice-over for many movie characters including animated movies for several years. Today, Lexi has been nominated for Emmys and many other awards in recognition of her talent.

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