Blavity Exclusive: Yara Shahidi talks about normalizing diversity, her aspirations, 'black-ish' & more
Since its premiere in 2014, ABC's hit comedy series black-ish has captivated the nation with its thought-provoking commentary about being a modern black family in America. In turn, it has produced a bonafide star in Yara Shahidi, who stars as the Johnsons' eldest child, Zoey. Aside from starring on the show, Shahidi has become a popular role model for young black girls, and has often spoken out about Hollywood's racism, sexism and diversity problems.
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On comparisons between herself and the character of Zoey:
On being an advocate for diverse representation in Hollywood: