Actress and Activist Yara Shahidi has been announced as Dior's new Global Brand Ambassador.
Alongside Christian Serratos and Sam Visser, the Emmy-and Golden Globe-nominated Black-ish actress will be the face of Dior for the next 12 months.Shahidi has previously worked with the fashion house on the International Women's Day project "Dior Stands with Women".
“What we know to be true is that so many young women aren’t given the space to be heard consistently, to feel as though people are genuinely taking the time to understand what they’re saying. And so when I go in to fight for what I believe is right, or what I believe is crucial to a certain project, I think there are many times that women — and it’s only exacerbated if you are a woman of color — tow the line between being viewed as assertive and driven or aggressive. And it is important and requires constant conversation even for me to know that my being assertive, my being driven and my being committed is not something to ever be ashamed of,” said Shahidi in Dior Stands With Women.