7 Adorable Photos of Kids of Color That Nail Why Representation Matters

7 Adorable Photos of Kids of Color That Nail Why Representation Matters
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People of color are shattering stereotypes about what it looks like to be a ballerina, a Disney princess or a Star Wars Stormtrooper

These images have had a clear impact on a new generation.

Here are just a few examples of kids who are killing the imitation-as-flattery game for prominent figures who have helped them to believe that the sky is the limit.

This angelic one as Zendaya with dreadlocks at the 2015 Oscars

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And Zendaya now has her own Barbie, too.

This little one in awe of Uzo Aduba in The Wiz

These three on-pointe ballerinas

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Copeland also has her own Barbie.

This princess who is so grateful for Princess Tiana

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This little guy in Brazil with the first black Stormtrooper

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"It's time to be thankful," John Boyega wrote. "From what you carry in your hands to the potential of your mind, you are a king, young man." 

See the excitement in this Star Wars fan's eyes?

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Baby Janelle Monae on stage with the rockin' "Electric Lady"

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And there are many more Monae clones, too.

Hold fast to your dreams.