We are rooting for Black-Ish star, Yara Shahidi, who recently underwent the gruelling college application process. However, after receiving a recommendation letter from Michelle Obama, she’s definitely well on her way. Yara has proven to be wise beyond her years. She bravely speaks out on the political climate and has shown that she is dedicated to empowering women—a trait that comes naturally.
During an interview with W Magazine, she was asked about the former First Lady’s support throughout the process. “She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say.” Not too many college applicants can say they have received a recommendation of this caliber but the rising star is surely deserving of all of her accolades.
Much like Malia Obama, Shahidi has plans to take a year off from school to focus on work and figure out what the future holds for her professionally. She has plans to double-major in sociology and African-American studies regardless of the school she chooses to attend. Yara Shahidi is Black girl magic personified and we just can’t get enough. Keep shining Yara!