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‘Dior’ names Yara Shahidi as one of their global beauty ambassadors

The actress and activist has been chosen!

‘Dior’ names Yara Shahidi as one of their global beauty ambassadors

Actress and activist, Yara Shahidi, was just named one of Dior’s fashion ambassadors.

The 21-year-old worked with Dior earlier this year for International Women’s Day for “Dior Stands with Women.”  Shahidi is a full-time student at Harvard University where she is earning a B.A. in Social Studies and African American studies. The award-winning actress makes it a point to use her platform to inspire positive change.

“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.