Yara Shahidi’s star keeps rising in many ways as she recently covered Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, donning pink feathered Chanel and a stunning, luminescent presence. The biracial beauty’s glorious curls are on full display throughout the editorial.
Shahidi spoke openly and honestly about what it’s like to be raised in a multicultural household. She believes that her heritage and background often lends itself to how she thinks and feels about the world around her.
Her family is from all over the world and in this way she believes it has opened her up to a true sense of empathy for and towards those all around the world.
Shahidi’s father is Iranian and her mother is African American. Her first language was actually Farsi and her cousin is the very first Iranian-American astronaut.
She comes from a family of ambitious and goal-seeking individuals.
This sense of identity and culture has spurred her on in her activist work. Global awareness and human rights causes are near and dear to her heart.
She has spoken emphatically and eloquently on numerous occasions about the need for adequate representation in the entertainment industry and in politics.
The actress wants to eradicate barriers that are linked to identity based on things like race, gender, sexual orientation, and class.
The beauty is also a girly girl as if the frilly pink outfit wasn’t a good indication. She believes deeply in self-care and having a good skincare routine.
She swears by Burts Bees oil cleaner for her face and highlights the necessity of properly and thoroughly washing the face. She also swears by vitamin E oil and Aloe Vera.
Shahidi loves to be eccentric and eclectic with her beauty and style. She typically opts for bright makeup colors and is notorious for only painting one nail.
All in all, this forward thinker has much to be excited and happy about. She’s doing great, important work and will be continuing her education this fall at Harvard.
Along with shooting her own spin-off show Grown-ish, and getting booked for movie roles, this young lady’s well on her way to becoming a force to be reckoned with.