As the pendulum of fashion diversity continues to swing upward, time after time stories emerge about less-than-ideal on-set experiences that women of color face once they get in the hair and makeup chair.
Zendaya, master of positive-body image and self-love, is Cosmopolitan's July 2016 cover star. The former (and once again current) Disney star is known for being unafraid to voice her opinion, and is rightfully unabashed particularly when it comes to matters of race in her field.
She shared one particularly harrowing instance that happened to her on a photo shoot, which she naturally handled like a total boss.
"I didn’t like my hair and makeup one time on a photo shoot, and my publicist told me, ‘You should just be happy with it -- they haven’t had a black girl on the cover since forever.’ She’s no longer my publicist,” she said.
Zendaya has long provided a voice against discrimination of many different types, but we especially salute her for not only having a voice but also having the courage to do something about it.
To see more from her interview, head to Cosmopolitan or pick up your copy which hits newsstands June 7.