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From the moment Black-ish first aired, @yarashahidi was commended for her nuance…


From the moment Black-ish first aired, @yarashahidi was commended for her nuanced answers to questions about police brutality, race, and class. Because of her eloquence and willingness to share resources and education, some pinned the activist label on her. “I feel like a couple of years ago, it became very popular to call everybody an activist,” Shahidi tells @kaitlyngreenidge. “I remember having to clarify time and time again that there are people doing incredible work who should be supported. I choose to be as socially engaged as I possibly can. But when we push people into this activist space, we need to really interrogate what we expect from public figures. And when we’re endowing them with this voice, what is the conversation that we want them to have?”⁣ Link in bio for the full interview.

ELLE August 2020:⁣⁣
Editor-in-Chief: @ninagarcia⁣⁣
Talent: @yarashahidi⁣⁣
Written by: @kaitlyngreenidge⁣⁣
Photographer: @afshinashahidi⁣⁣
Stylist: @jasonbolden ⁣⁣
Makeup: @YaraShahidi⁣⁣
Hair: @chocolatemommyluv

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