Yara Shahidi is possibly one of the most active voices on social media today, inspiring others with her activism and prolific messages of love, tolerance, and hope.
The young black-ish star took to Instagram, positing a powerful message, sharing her hopes for the future of what being “American” can be. Read her entire message below.



“American. My dream of dreams, my goal, my motivation, is that the term ‘American’ will one day truly be inclusive of the many people that live in its 50 states. The creation of safe space is essential to allowing all people to embrace who they are without the fear of discrimination or suppression. Our many identities (whether it be ethnic, gender, religious, sexual, etc) should be celebrated and protected. The suppression of any person is the suppression of all people. We all deserve clean water, equal pay, the right to love and legally love who we want, to feel protected by the law, and so much more. To live freely is what was promised and what we work to attain. [bctt tweet=”Through our action, solidarity, and perseverance, we will define American. ” via=”no”] #NoDAPL #VoteForLove #FlintWaterCrisis #VoteforEquality #genderparity”

Well said, Yara! The youth of our country are truly the future. Words like that unquestionably have the power to ignite a new sense of hope for generations to come.

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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