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Yara Shahidi Opens Up About Using Instagram For Fun & For Activism

Yara Shahidi Opens Up About Using Instagram For Fun & For Activism

Yara Shahidi strikes a pose on the cover of Town & Country‘s summer issue, on stands May 14th.

The 19-year-old actress and activist opened up about Instagram, philanthropy and her community around the globe. Check it:

On using Instagram for activism and displaying joy: “I can say, my friends look great today, let’s take a picture’ and be equally concerned with issues globally. There’s a power in just displaying joy.”

On activism without borders: “My love of history, or even being socially engaged, stems from having, firsthand, people to care about around the globe and at a young age expanding my community beyond these fake borders we put on each other.”

On philanthropy as a family value: “I remember when we first got an investment banker, he would meet with me and my brother at 10 and seven. I think from the time I got my first check, you said [her mother, Keri], ‘You have three jars: You have savings, you have spending, and you have donating. What do you want to put in each jar? So it’s already kind of infrastructurally set up – you get, and then you give some.”

Town & Country‘s new issue also features Ava DuVernay, Melinda Gates and Christine Lagarde.

For more from the cover stars, visit townandcountrymag.com.

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Elle Fanning, Yara Shahidi & Julia Garner Switch It Up at Gucci's Met Gala After Party!

Elle Fanning, Yara Shahidi & Julia Garner Switch It Up at Gucci's Met Gala After Party!

After the party is the after party!

Elle Fanning kept things chic, cute and sophisticated while striking a pose at Gucci‘s 2019 Met Gala After Party at the Hunter College Sportsplex on Monday night (May 6) in New York City.

The 21-year-old Teen Spirit star was joined at the after party bash by Grown-ish‘s Yara Shahidi, Ozark‘s Julia Garner, Cole Sprouse and girlfriend Lili Reinhart, and The Leftovers actress Margaret Qualley.

Elle also wore a custom Miu Miu outfit on the red carpet of the 2019 Met Gala alongside her boyfriend Max Minghella.

FYI: Elle is wearing head-to-toe Miu Miu. Julia is wearing Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch. Margaret is wearing Wempe jewelry.

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Yara Shahidi Gives Her Eye a Silver Silhouette at Met Gala 2019

Yara Shahidi Gives Her Eye a Silver Silhouette at Met Gala 2019

Yara Shahidi just stole our hearts on the pink carpet at the 2019 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 6) in New York City.

The 18-year-old The Sun is Also a Star actress went all out with the theme in a full Prada look.

Yara even lined her right eye with silver that we are in love with.

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This makes Yara‘s second Met Gala. She made her debut in Chanel at last year’s event.

FYI: Yara is wearing David Webb jewelry.

Check out all the pics of Yara‘s look in the gallery!

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Yara Shahidi Arrives Back at Hotel After Business Meetings in NYC

Yara Shahidi Arrives Back at Hotel After Business Meetings in NYC

Yara Shahidi cheeses it up for the cameras while arriving back at her hotel in New York City over the weekend.

The 19-year-old grown-ish actress flashed a peace sign after attending a few business meetings ahead of the upcoming Met Gala this week. Yara made her Met Gala debut during last year’s event.

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If you missed it, earlier this week Yara and her co-star Charles Melton kicked off their Sun is Also A Star promo tour.

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Charles Melton & Yara Shahidi Give Out Scholarship at 'Sun Is Also a Star' Screening in Atlanta

Charles Melton & Yara Shahidi Give Out Scholarship at 'Sun Is Also a Star' Screening in Atlanta

Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton flash peace signs together as they arrive for the screening of their new movie, The Sun Is Also A Star, at Regal Atlantic Station on Wednesday night (May 1) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The two stars of the movie joined novel author Nicola Yoon for the event and Q&A panel ahead of the movie.

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Afterwards, Yara, Charles and Nicola presented Madison Kenney with a scholarship check for her non profit organization, Robochicks Robotics. Congrats!

The Sun Is Also A Star is out in theaters on May 17th.

30+ pics inside of Charles Melton and Yara Shahidi

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