Since she was 6 years old, Yara Shahidi has been gracing our television screens with her talents and opinions. She’s been at the forefront of many human rights and equality initiatives. She’s even founded her own cause, Eighteenx18, which is encourages young people to exercise their right to vote.

Fun Facts

Yara isn’t just an actress, she’s an activist and advocate of human rights and equality. She’s told numerous magazines that what she’s most excited about when it comes to turning 18, is finally being able to vote.

How she glows

In between playing our fave first year college student on Grownish and saving the world, Yara takes care of her glowing skin using Cardamom, an ingredient found in Persian tea. She professes a ‘from the inside out’ routine, which involves eating healthy food, staying hydrated and cleansing daily.

Steal her style

Yara uses fashion to express herself. Everything she does is deliberate and for a cause, so she has a lot of t-shirts with bold statements about initiatives she supports. You can steal her style by pairing your favourite jeans with a statement t-shirt or vest. She keeps it all simple, with her hair usually in its natural curly state or in a sleek bun. Cool, right?

Why she’s a flame

“I know, ultimately, I want to help effect change; otherwise, I would look at myself in the mirror every day and think, ‘What in the world am I doing with my life?’”

We love that Yara is passionate about the world around her and that she uses her platform to positively impact others. Here’s a queen who is talented, informed and confident in her ability to make the world a better place, one cause at a time.

Yara Shahidi is a star who isn’t afraid to raise her voice to make a difference. An advocate of women’s rights and female empowerment, she’s definitely an inspiration and a flame!

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