17-Year-Old Seeks Title of First African-American Female Chess Master

“My grandmother taught me to play when I was in the third grade. I was really active as a child, and she wanted to find a way to keep me relaxed and get my brain going,” Ballantyne told Teen Vogue. “When I first started playing, she introduced to me the idea of being the first African-American female chess master.”

I had to look up what a chess master was, and apparently it’s a matter of opinion—an honorific conferred by one’s peers.

Via Jezebel.