Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture for an empowering letter to young black girls and women this Black History Month.  The letter is part of the company’s month long salute to African-American influencers and innovators.

Here’s an excerpt of what Shahidi wrote:

“Our lineage has taught me that I am integral, that we are important, even when society dismisses us, hiding the wonder of our presence, a trail set for and before us by generations of powerful and empowered Black women.”

Check out the full letter below + click here to see Google’s other Black History initiatives.

Photo Credit: Google