For its October 2020 cover, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia features Iranian-American actress Yara Shahidi. For her cover story, the 20-year-old discusses her passion for history as a tool for growth as well as her initiative that teaches young people the value of voting. Yara Shahidi Harpers Bazaar

For a young actress, Yara is active in a lot of rooms that are often strange to young people her age.

“I hope I’m still around when she becomes President of the United States – and that is going to happen – if she wants it to.”

Oprah Winfrey on Yara Shahidi.


From her rise to stardom at just 14-years of age when she was cast as Zoey Johnson in the Emmy Award-winning show, Black-ish, to a conversation with Angela Davis about dismantling the patriarchy and the crucial value of voting to her Eighteen x 18 initiative encouraging young people to vote, her…

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