This beauty is known for major role in Black-ish and Grown-ish. Yup, our terrific woman this Tuesday is Yara Shahidi. 

Not only is Yara a talented and successful actress, she is also a social activist and a role model to others. Between filming episodes of Black-ish, attending award shows, and taking classes, Yara still continued to stay active and excel in high school. In school, she started Yara’s Club, an extension membership program partnered with the Young Women’s Leadership Network, which focused on “empowering the youth to defeat poverty through education.” That’s amazing how she was about to use her resources to benefit the school and her community. 

Yara has also partnered with Always on the #LikeAGirl campaign. She has always loved mathematics and the sciences so partnering with them was just another platform for her to tell her story and motivate other girls to focus on STEM subjects. 

Yara has participated in many women marches, spoke about difficult topics, inspired others, and have received awards regarding the service and work she has done. 

Yara is currently attending Harvard University while still filming for her show Grown-ish. Yara exemplifies someone of many talents. She stands for more than just an actress, she is an intelligent black young woman who is leading the younger generation into the right direction. Yara is a girl with beauty and brains! 

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