Thursday, October 26, 2017

Yara Shahidi on the November/December 2017 Cover of Seventeen Magazine

Yara Shahidi has a new show coming to Freefrom in January 2018 which is titled 'Grown-ish' which is the spinoff to the hit series 'Blackish'. The young starlet is also the November/December 2017 cover star of Seventeen magazine. On the cover which was shot by Yu Tsai, Yara is wearing a FENTY X PUMA FALL 2017 ensemble. In the issue, she talks her love life, her future, activism and so much more. Continue below to read some excerpts from Yara's interview. For more on her feature, visit and pick up a copy on newsstand on October 31st. 

On Self-Image:
I feel like my curls have always been a part of who I am. They are a very real representation of the mix of my two cultures. When you’re a part of a minority of any kind, you’re told not to take up much space, but my hair does that, so there’s nothing I can do except take up the space with it. It gives me confidence.

On Her Future
I’m enjoying time as a kid—I’ve learned to appreciate the age that you are, because it disappears. There are perks to being a teen too. It comes with the freedom to explore and the freedom to have a valid opinion about the world—and to evolve it—and have people listen to you.

On Activism
I love history, and activism is so engraved in history. So much had to have happened for me—and everybody—to come into this world. The women’s movement, the immigration movement…whatever it may be. As you learn about these, it’s hard not to be inspired. Our generation is a representation of all the great movements that have come before us. It’s all about paying it forward… What I’m seeing is basically a movement to be your true self. There are no criteria as to what it takes to be involved, protected and cared for.

On Her Love Life
I haven’t dated anybody. My general outlook is if I don’t have time to take a bath on a regular basis, then I don’t have time for another human. I love being busy, and I enjoy where I am at right now.

Credit: Seventeen

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