Yara Shahidi continues to fire on all cylinders of wokeness. The “Grown-ish” actress has published a lengthy essay arguing for the merits of on-screen diversity and cultural shifts in a special section of Vice. Across hundreds of words and with an accompanying photoshoot by Petra Collins, Yara made the case for bringing more diversity to television.
“When we talk about diversity on screen we’re not just talking about color; we’re talking about gender identity, fluidity, and sexual identity,” Yara writes in the essay’s first lines. “We want to talk about identity in a deeply multifaceted way because our definition of diversity has, and must, continue to expand.”