Yara Shahidi has unquestionably positioned herself as the voice of a generation. Actress, fashionista, student, and activist are a few words that describe this ever-evolving superstar. With a heart of gold, Shahidi continues to reach out and show the world how we are supposed shine.
Recently, the young star became the newest member of the SeeHer Advisory Board, joining in the fight to help promote equality for all. SeeHer is the Association of National Advertisers’ movement for gender equality in advertising and media.
“We are delighted to have Yara, a prominent voice and leader of Gen Z, join our advisory board and inform our strategy to engage this crucial generation for change,” said Christine Manna, president and chief operating officer of the ANA. “With our expanding emphasis on intersectionality, we are also extremely excited to collaborate with her on our targeted efforts to address the unique challenges that marginalized women and girls face in media portrayals.”
Shahidi is no stranger to using her star power to help fight for others. She has spoken up and out for better education, fair treatment of all, immigration and criminal justice reform, among others. It is no wonder that she was named as a Glamour Magazine Women of the Year honoree, and was named twice by Time Magazine as one of the 30 Most Influential Teens.
“Media impacts culture and how we interact with one another on a local and global scale. I am driven to use my voice and platform to raise awareness about the importance of representation in media.”
We cannot wait to see what the future continues to hold for this amazing Harvard student. We know that whatever path Shahidi takes, it is going to be bright and all-encompassing one, helping to make our world a closer and better place for all!