The Black Women in Hollywood honoree proves that teens are much smarter than they get credit for.
Black-ish actress Yara Shahidi is just one of the four honorees at this year's Black Women in Hollywood event, where the next generation of Black women will be honored by ESSENCE for their work in the industry and the bright futures they have ahead.
Shahidi is one Hollywood's most inspiring teens, always full of wisdom and active when it comes to using her platform for good. She proves that teens should not be underestimated. Here are a few quotes from the influential teen that will inspire you.
1. On Black Girl Magic:
2. On Representation in Media and Diverse Roles:
3. On Using Her Platform To Speak Out:
4. On Taking Action Post-Election:
5. On Diversity Being About More Than Race:
6. On Identity and Stereotypes:
7. On Trump's Immigration Policies: