Zendaya Coleman photographed by Thomas Witeside for Marie Claire (September 2018 Issue)
“As a black woman, as a light-skinned black woman, it’s important that I’m using my privilege, my platform, to show you how much beauty there is in the African-American community. I am Hollywood’s, I guess you could say, acceptable version of a black girl, and that needs to change. We’re vastly too beautiful and too interesting for me to be the only representation of that.” — Zendaya Coleman for Marie Claire’s September ‘18 Issue.
Zendaya Coleman arriving at Pop Up Store Opening in New York City (November 2016).