Learn About Yara Shahidi

Jocelyn Cruz

Born February 10, 2000 in Minneapolis, MN, Yara Shahidi has become an icon for diversity and young women all over the world. She’s been in shows like Black-ish, the lead in the show Grown-ish, movie The Sun is Also a Star, and etc. Even though she is young, Yara has become an activist in Hollywood and young girls all over the country. Shahidi developed the Yara’s Club which is a colleague with the Young Women’s Leadership school that discusses social issues with high school students. Michelle Obama has been a great inspiration and she has even had the opportunity to work with her in the Let Girls Learn movement and organization. She’s an activist in education and wants all young girls of all races to get a good education. The leaders of the past like Malcolm X and Dr. King are her examples and she uses them as example for her day to day life.

Picture of Yara Shahidi.