Yara Shahidi, aka Zoey in the show Black-ish, wore a gorgeous beaded dress for the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles this weekend. She looked amazing in a floor-length dress by Naeem Khan, the Indian-American fashion designer based in New York.
The beaded striped dress balanced a high neck with a full, slightly see-through skirt. She kept her hair and makeup simple and her jewellery on point.
Yara Shahidi has been outspoken about the travel restrictions on people from seven countries, that’s been called a Muslim Ban by some.
She took to her Instagram page to share how she would never have been possible if Trump’s ban had been in place when her parents met. Her mother is mixed African-American and Native Choctaw while her father is an Iranian-American.
‘I am the result of love. More specifically, Black and Iranian love. Of Shia love, of Christian love, of American love…
‘If my Baba was stuck at an airport because of a Muslim ban 39 years ago, he would have never fallen in love with my Mama. I would not exist and I wouldn’t have had to amazing brothers.
‘Xenophobia destroys the power of love and the power of our collective potential. It creates a false sense of security for some and an environment of fear for others. Immigrants don’t threaten safety – stereotypical narratives that promote hate do.’
We don’t want to think about the world without Yara!