Yara Shahidi is Christian Dior’s newest global brand and beauty ambassador, alongside Christian Serratos and Sam Visser celebrating the designs and creations of Women’s Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Creative and Image Director of Makeup, Peter Philips. She joins the league of other Dior brand ambassadors Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawerence,and Cara Delevingne.
The 21-year-old award-winning actress, producer, change agent, and breakout star of ABC’s Emmy-and Golden Globe-nominated series Black-ish. Shahidi is now the executive producer and lead of its Freeform spinoff series, grown-ish, where she plays Zoey Johnson, an ambitious, fashion-forward college student, on her journey of figuring out adulthood. Shahidi has recently been tapped for the iconic role of Tinkerbell for the 2022 Disney live-action reimagination of Peter Pan & Wendy.
Shahidi worked with Dior earlier this year for International Women’s Day for “Dior Stands with Women,” a project created by Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project for female-led education. Off-screen, Shahidi is a full-time student at Harvard University where she is earning a B.A. in Social Studies and African American studies. She uses her social media platform to support Black Lives Matter and WeVoteNext while also dedicating her time to public speaking with leaders such as Dr. Angela Davis, President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and First Lady Michelle Obama.
“What we know to be true is that so many young women aren’t given the space to be heard consistently, to feel as though people are genuinely taking the time to understand what they’re saying. And so when I go in to fight for what I believe is right, or what I believe is crucial to a certain project, I think there are many times that women — and it’s only exacerbated if you are a woman of color — tow the line between being viewed as assertive and driven or aggressive. And it is important and requires constant conversation even for me to know that my being assertive, my being driven and my being committed is not something to ever be ashamed of,” said Shahidi in Dior Stands With Women.
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