Yara Shahidi is speaking her mind!

The actress recently opened up on the importance of representation in the beauty industry, something she feels very strongly about. Yara, who has an African-American mother and an Iranian-American father, hopes her Clean & Clear campaign empowers young girls and hopes more companies follow her lead.

“It’s not that I want to be the face of black girls, but I’m just hoping I can be one of the many faces that ends up here [in beauty campaigns],” she explained. “So much of [confidence] comes from seeing yourself reflected and I have the great fortune of seeing myself reflected in both Iranian women and black women. To be one of those faces for girls is really cool and surreal to think about.”

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