Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi

@yarashahidi

We don't integrate, we recreate #WeTooAreAmerica.

https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/evvd3a/yara-shahidi-essay-petra-collins

Images and videos by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi

〰Profiling〰

〰Profiling〰

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〰Rollin up to work like 〰 #Tru #Lloyd

〰Rollin up to work like 〰 #Tru #Lloyd

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✨50% of girls feel paralyzed by the fear of failure ✨but those challenging moments can help girls grow and build their confidence.✨I'm excited to be working with the @Always_brand to empower girls to Keep Going no matter what. ✨Together we can help girls see that failing is ok ✨share how you made failure your fuel in the comments below ✨ tag  @always_brand & use  #LikeAGirl) 〰I’ll be taking over the @always_brand account today ⚡️

✨50% of girls feel paralyzed by the fear of failure ✨but those challenging moments can help girls grow and build their confidence.✨I'm excited to be working with the @Always_brand to empower girls to Keep Going no matter what. ✨Together we can help girls see that failing is ok ✨share how you made failure your fuel in the comments below ✨ tag @always_brand & use #LikeAGirl) 〰I’ll be taking over the @always_brand account today ⚡️

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Am I falling or helping you up?

Am I falling or helping you up?

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Happy Birthday to my TV PaDre ❤️️ happy to be your daughter of 4 years lol ✨

Happy Birthday to my TV PaDre ❤️️ happy to be your daughter of 4 years lol ✨

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Good morning lovely people, today is another special day.... you know why???

Good morning lovely people, today is another special day.... you know why???

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BTS🌼

BTS🌼

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" I think the way I've approached activism is that it's about trying to explain the importance of the spectrum of humanity: the spectrum of identity, gender, sexuality. When you are open to understanding the spectrum, or helping other people understand it, then the nuances begin to make more sense. The labels that people choose for themselves are not confusing after all, but ultimately make sense. It's about our personal right to individualize our identity." ~ link to my @i_d essay about activism in bio (again much love to @petrafcollins for such an amazing shoot🌼)

" I think the way I've approached activism is that it's about trying to explain the importance of the spectrum of humanity: the spectrum of identity, gender, sexuality. When you are open to understanding the spectrum, or helping other people understand it, then the nuances begin to make more sense. The labels that people choose for themselves are not confusing after all, but ultimately make sense. It's about our personal right to individualize our identity." ~ link to my @i_d essay about activism in bio (again much love to @petrafcollins for such an amazing shoot🌼)

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✨ magic✨ captured by the one and only @petrafcollins for @i_d

✨ magic✨ captured by the one and only @petrafcollins for @i_d

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Happy Birthday to this official TEENAGER! 13 looks good on ya sis @marsaisworld

Happy Birthday to this official TEENAGER! 13 looks good on ya sis @marsaisworld

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〰Lines 〰

〰Lines 〰

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Protest should be used to perpetuate progressive politics of universal equity/ love/ acceptance. The picture above, is one of protest. What's happening in Charlottesville isn't protest. It's the manifestation of hate and modern terrorism. It's the unveiling of the insidious racism that is allowed to prosper within our society. #uva #webuiltthat

Protest should be used to perpetuate progressive politics of universal equity/ love/ acceptance. The picture above, is one of protest. What's happening in Charlottesville isn't protest. It's the manifestation of hate and modern terrorism. It's the unveiling of the insidious racism that is allowed to prosper within our society. #uva #webuiltthat

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Friday freedom 🌼

Friday freedom 🌼

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~ the perfect amount of free time on set~

~ the perfect amount of free time on set~

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💕You coming? Fireside chatting @beautycon x This Saturday💕

💕You coming? Fireside chatting @beautycon x This Saturday💕

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💥The whole shebang💥 😘@jasonbolden 😘@sparkyourhair 😘ascendpr 😘@emilychengmakeup #teamfab 💥 #variety

💥The whole shebang💥 😘@jasonbolden 😘@sparkyourhair 😘ascendpr 😘@emilychengmakeup #teamfab 💥 #variety

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Sending peace to all of y'all❣️ #poyh

Sending peace to all of y'all❣️ #poyh

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Never serious 👽
Captured by (the newly verified but always OG) @chocolatemommyluv

Never serious 👽
Captured by (the newly verified but always OG) @chocolatemommyluv

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Indecision

Indecision

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We Do ⚡️

We Do ⚡️

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💜💜💜Prince left an indelible impression on the world and my family - giving us the opportunity/love/support to thrive In the creative world🌟 I'm beyond thrilled that my Baba @afshinashahidi is sharing more than a decade of his photographs & unforgettable memories of the Artist Formerly Known. (Oct. '17 Release date/ PRE ORDER💜 Link in Bio) 💜💜💜 #prince #beyonce

💜💜💜Prince left an indelible impression on the world and my family - giving us the opportunity/love/support to thrive In the creative world🌟 I'm beyond thrilled that my Baba @afshinashahidi is sharing more than a decade of his photographs & unforgettable memories of the Artist Formerly Known. (Oct. '17 Release date/ PRE ORDER💜 Link in Bio) 💜💜💜 #prince #beyonce

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Mirror/phone/mirror getting ready for @blackgirlsrock 💥 hair ➡️ @kendalldorsey1 face luv➡️ @emilychengmakeup 💥

Mirror/phone/mirror getting ready for @blackgirlsrock 💥 hair ➡️ @kendalldorsey1 face luv➡️ @emilychengmakeup 💥

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Happy Birthday Mr. President!  Your 8 years in office not only created lasting political change, but set precedent. Establishing that it is INDEED possible and necessary for our government to truly work on the behalf of the greater good, creating a culture of activism and advocacy amongst my generation. You never failed to operate with class and demonstrate what it truly means to not only be a leader, but a citizen. While this current administration may try and wash away the bills, progress and politics of your administration, they can never wash away the societal impact you and your family have made. Always appreciative that I had the luxury of growing up under 44 ! Happy Birthday✨ #obama

Happy Birthday Mr. President! Your 8 years in office not only created lasting political change, but set precedent. Establishing that it is INDEED possible and necessary for our government to truly work on the behalf of the greater good, creating a culture of activism and advocacy amongst my generation. You never failed to operate with class and demonstrate what it truly means to not only be a leader, but a citizen. While this current administration may try and wash away the bills, progress and politics of your administration, they can never wash away the societal impact you and your family have made. Always appreciative that I had the luxury of growing up under 44 ! Happy Birthday✨ #obama

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Off to work

Off to work

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🎈🎈🎈🎈Big thank you's and love to @evachen212 @ginnynam and @instagram for the sweet treat in celebration of a million ❤️️ but more importantly, thank you for the constant support! I cannot wait to devour this cake (p.s. we're planning something cool in honor of this milestone) 🎈🎈🎈🎈

🎈🎈🎈🎈Big thank you's and love to @evachen212 @ginnynam and @instagram for the sweet treat in celebration of a million ❤️️ but more importantly, thank you for the constant support! I cannot wait to devour this cake (p.s. we're planning something cool in honor of this milestone) 🎈🎈🎈🎈

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⚡️ZOEY'S. ABOUT. TO. GROW. UP⚡️ Soon, Zoey will be jumping over to @grownish to continue her journey! College, friends, relationships, life, politics...ALL OF IT! Follow 4 updates⚡️ *No worries, she is still a part of @blackishabc as well⚡️

⚡️ZOEY'S. ABOUT. TO. GROW. UP⚡️ Soon, Zoey will be jumping over to @grownish to continue her journey! College, friends, relationships, life, politics...ALL OF IT! Follow 4 updates⚡️ *No worries, she is still a part of @blackishabc as well⚡️

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Baldwin represents the beauty of living in the intersection/of how to thrive and embrace the identity seemingly trapping you. Using his poetry as a means of freeing others: displaying in its purest form, the power of the creative. He is the past/present/future

Baldwin represents the beauty of living in the intersection/of how to thrive and embrace the identity seemingly trapping you. Using his poetry as a means of freeing others: displaying in its purest form, the power of the creative. He is the past/present/future

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How I celebrate Baldwin's Birthday! ⚡️Baldwin shirt from the @schomburgcenter bookstore (@philaprint)⚡️ Baldwin Candle from my fam/homies ⚡️ James Baldwin photo book by Steve Schapiro that my awesome Parental unit ( @chocolatemommyluv @afshinashahidi ) gave me today!!! Happy birthday to my daily inspiration #jamesbaldwin

How I celebrate Baldwin's Birthday! ⚡️Baldwin shirt from the @schomburgcenter bookstore (@philaprint)⚡️ Baldwin Candle from my fam/homies ⚡️ James Baldwin photo book by Steve Schapiro that my awesome Parental unit ( @chocolatemommyluv @afshinashahidi ) gave me today!!! Happy birthday to my daily inspiration #jamesbaldwin

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✨fun fact: I am the x between their names✨ @chloexhalle

✨fun fact: I am the x between their names✨ @chloexhalle

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🎶I can see cleeeearly now🎶

🎶I can see cleeeearly now🎶

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Let's get this @Kickstarter to bust past the $200,000 goal! This animated short tells an important story of the relationship between a black father and his daughter....and her hair❣️❣️ #donate #blackgirlmagic #blackfathersmatter LINK IN BIO❣️❣️

Let's get this @Kickstarter to bust past the $200,000 goal! This animated short tells an important story of the relationship between a black father and his daughter....and her hair❣️❣️ #donate #blackgirlmagic #blackfathersmatter LINK IN BIO❣️❣️

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