Yara Shahidi’s had to deal with plenty of “-ish” over the past five years, starting out on ABC’s Black-ish before being spun off into a series of her own, Grown-ish. Refreshingly, Shahidi’s also playing her own age — at 19 years old, she would be in her second year of college this year, too. While she’s spent her time on the set instead of on campus, Shahidi says she can totally relate to all of the changes her character (and the other characters) is going through, and she thinks that’s one of the strengths of the series. (Click on the media bar below to hear Yara Shahidi)

Grown-ish airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Freeform.

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