China Anne McClain Shares How You Can Be Inspired To Make Change This Summer

Uma’s signature catch phrase is being used for GOOD, you guys!


If you’ve seen the music video for China Anne McClain‘s upcoming Descendants 2 song, “What’s My Name,” you know that the actress’ fierce character Uma certainly knows how to make a memorable entrance. A chorus of hottie pirates chanting “Uma” doesn’t hurt either. (And if you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for? It is required viewing around these parts.)

Well, as you may know, China isn’t an evil villain dripping with attitude in real life (although she sure does play a convincing one!) She’s actually a total sweetheart who encourages her fans to make a name for themselves in positive and impactful ways, and her latest video for Disney Channel is proof.

In a new clip posted to the network’s Instagram, China is calling on us all to “Be Inspired” to go out and make change this summer by getting active — in your community, for your health, or in support of creative projects.

“Be inspired by the power of helping others. Even the smallest thing can make an impact, like standing up, making a name for yourself, and blazing the trail for whoever follows in your steps,” China says in the video. “What’s your name? What’s your impact?”

Her message gives us some serious chills, in the best possible way of course. Leave it to China to slay us both playing a villain and through her commitment to doing good IRL.

If you are looking for some ideas for how you can inspire your best summer ever this season no matter how old you are or where you live, you can check out

Let us know if you loved China’s video as much as we did and are ready to dedicate your own summer to giving back by sharing your reactions below.

Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer and celebrity entertainment news journalist with a specific obsession with Nickelodeon + Disney Channel shows, boy bands, K-Pop, Broadway, and international series dramas. If she's not writing or tucked away in a good book, she is most likely traveling the world and spamming her friends' Instagram feeds with photos from her adventures. Kristine has a BA in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University (2011), and an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Thought from NYU (2013). She is currently pursuing her second Master's in Journalism at Harvard.