Women’s Month: Yara Shahidi’s Impact

Women’s Month: Yara Shahidi’s Impact

Makachi Ngobili

Yara Shahidi is a rising activist utailizing her platform to influence the world into creating social and political education. She is the founder of  Eighteenx18, an organization that encourages young adults to vote. Another club of hers, the Yara’s Club provides mentorship for high school students in hopes of ending poverty through public education. Shahidi is academic-focused and cares very much about the importance of education. Because of her major impact on the nation, Michelle Obama wrote her a recommendation letter for her to attend Harvard University. Shahidi openly speaks on topics such as politics, Black identity, and Iranian identity in televised interviews and on social media. This is what makes her valiant women today in the U.S.

 
 
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