Yara Shahidi is a prime example of young people taking over and working hard. The “Black-Ish” star got into every single college she applied to, and is still deciding which school to attend.
“I did get all of my college acceptances and I’m keeping them close to the belt as of right now, but I got into every college I applied to. So that’s really exciting,” the 17-year-old actress revealed to Seventeen magazine. “I found all of that out last week. My college plans are all up in the air, but I will choose within the next month.”
Shahidi’s college recommendation letter was written by Michelle Obama, but it’s safe to say that’s not the only reason she got in. Shahidi is not only an actor, but an activist as well. Standing her ground in her beliefs.
“As much as I want free time, I love to challenge myself. And so it really goes back to the point that I want to study as much as possible, and a double major is the solution,” she added. “I have not decided on a minor. I don’t know if I am going to go more creative and do something in the arts or if I am going to do a social justice minor, so that is still up for debate.”
With her character heading to college, it might be a chance for “Black-ish” to cover a whole new set of issues, including coming of age.
“The fact that Zoey is college-aged [makes it] important to address that. Because on a college campus — given the sociopolitical landscape of our society at the moment — we’re not only dealing with race policy that we got from ‘Black-ish’ [but also] the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality and political views and ideals,” she said about a potential spin-off.