tumblr_njhce4frRh1ts6xwro1_500Yara Shahidi is wise beyond her teen years. And in a recent speech about combatting stereotypes, she proves once again that she believes in using her voice to speak out on issues.

Yara was recently on hand to accept her philanthropy  award at Points of Life Conference on Volunteering and Service in June, and she used the opportunity to call out Hollywood on their stereotypes.

“How can there be parity or the belief that we are valued similarly if we are still being perceived and perceiving others as a tired stereotype or as one-dimensional?” Yara asked.

Take a look at her speech below:

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