Empowering teen and star of hit TV show Blackish, Yara Shahidi, just graduated from high school.
The mixed race beauty took to her Instagram to share a personal message acknowledging her success as well as her struggles as both a junior and senior in high school.
One large supportive family, like minded peers, three seasons of a comedy, 1 1/2 years of no heat on my hair, many life changing books, quite a few lessons learned from @afshineee and @chocolatemommyluv , many great adventures, a handful of all-nighters finishing essays, getting frustrated while doing derivatives, falling in love with James Baldwin, (more breakdowns than I'd like to admit), followed by even more growth, a daunting college process, a few panic attacks, with even more blissful moments, a spin off, and a final APUSH project later…. I'm here ⚡️Thank you to everyone who's created the beautiful memories/opportunities/and adventures that've gotten me to this moment ⚡️
The young star who is set to attend Harvard next year, with a college recommendation letter from the former first lady of the United States,
Michelle Obama, couldn’t be more enthusiastic about her future both as a movie star and a college student.
Photo Credit: Instagram/@Yarashahidi