Michelle Obama Wrote A College Rec For Yara Shahidi
Former first lady Michelle Obama wrote a college recommendation for Yara Shahidi. The Black-Ish actress confirmed the news and complimented the former FLOTUS stating,
She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say.
Yara, who often speaks on social justice issues, is a black Muslim. She has applied to a number of universities including Harvard and plans to double major in African-American studies and sociology. She also plans to take a year off before going to college like Malia Obama.
I know when Malia Obama announced [she was deferring], she got a lot of slack, but I feel like what’s interesting is I know so many people that are deferring. It’s more than to just roam around or just sit down and stare at a wall, but it will also give me an opportunity to work. I’ve been working more than half of my life and that’s always been balanced with school and all of the other responsibilities, so to have a year to focus on work and to focus on specified interests will be nice before I pick a career and choose what I want to study and my life path.