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Yara Shahidi Gives Inspiring Speech at #GirlHero Awards Event

Yara Shahidi Gives Inspiring Speech at #GirlHero Awards Event

Yara Shahidi speaks on stage while being honored at the Girl Up #GirlHero Awards Luncheon on Sunday (October 14) at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 18-year-old black-ish actress gave an inspiring speech that paid tribute to her mother for teaching her to know her own worth.

“Not only what she’s done for me, but what you’ve done for my brothers as well, is created an environment where it is the expectation that women follow their passions, but more than that, that we walk into every room understanding our worth,” Yara said. “No matter what faulty criteria is put on our voice, we walk in understanding that our existence is criteria enough, is proof enough of our ability to speak on certain issues, on our ability to convey empathy. And more than anything, our importance and emphasis on globalism.”

Also in attendance at the event were Sabrina Carpenter, Katherine McNamara, Ariel Winter, Monique Coleman, and Elsie Fisher with Eighth Grade director Bo Burnham.

FYI: Yara is wearing a Carolina Herrera outfit and boots. Sabrina is wearing a Marc Jacobs outfit.

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