9 Empowering Quotes From Yara Shahidi to Use as Instagram Captions

Yara Shahidi is ultimate goals.

The Black-ish and Grown-ish star is talented, gorgeous, well-spoken and ridiculously inspiring—basically everything we want to be.

But if we can't steal Yara's life, we can at least steal her words. Keep scrolling for nine empowering quotes from the young actress that make perfect Instagram captions.

For a photo when you're feeling particularly inspired to change the world:

"I know, ultimately, I want to help effect change; otherwise, I would look at myself in the mirror every day and think, 'What in the world am I doing with my life?' "

For a photo when you're feeling aware of your own ignorance:

"I like to think I know a lot, but I don't. I'm motivated to learn more."


For a photo acknowledging the difficulty of growing pains:

"Week-by-week you grow with your character and it's an interesting challenge." 


For a photo embracing your love of flats:

"I feel like there's no need to put on a heel that's too high. There's nothing cute about wobbling. There's nothing cute about not wanting to dance or walk somewhere because you're in pain." 

For a photo supporting the stories of your fellow humans:

"Every voice must be heard."


For a photo that lets your true self shine through:

"We have to find a way in which we can be our authentic selves." 


For a photo when you're feeling comfortable in your own skin:

"Confidence, for a lot of people, comes from being able to be comfortable in the space that you exist in, being able to be comfortable in the space that you take up."


For a photo showing your girl squad some love:

"It is important to know that you have a community of girls and women supporting you."


For a photo explaining that you're single and happy about it:

"My general outlook is if I don't have time to take a bath on a regular basis, then I don't have time for another human." 


If you're looking for more empowering caption inspiration, click HERE for poems by Rupi Kaur that make the most empowering Instagram captions.