Samira is a bright light who radiates passion and purpose. She shines on screen in our favorite shows, and off screen as a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community. Her real power is her smile, and “it’s not just a smile. It’s everything that emanates from that & everything in my life that has brought me to be able to smile in that way.”

As an actress and an activist, Samira wakes up with a clear purpose every day:

“What makes me feel happy in my own skin has a lot to do with passion and purpose. I feel like I’ve figured that out for myself possibly at an early age, and it’s the driving force of everything that I do.”

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Samira Wiley

“There’s a certain feeling when you stand in the mirror when you put on something ‘awesome’ that makes you stand in a different way, makes your face light up in a different way.” 

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Samira Wiley

“I’m just trying to spread love!”

Meet all of your new #AerieREAL Role Models here.

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Events

Real Talk: How to be a better friend & ally

#AerieREAL Role Models Brenna Huckaby, Samira Wiley & Iskra came together this spring in NYC to…

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Real Talk: Vision

“Courage & bravery aren’t the absence of fear. It’s being afraid and doing it anyways.”…

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Why we need role models

They became our #AerieREAL Role Models for a reason. Hear from Cleo Wade, Samira Wiley,…

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Real Talk: Confidence

“Self-worth is a constant process.” Get the REAL truth from #AerieREAL Role Models Cleo Wade,…

Role Models

Introducing your new #AerieREAL Role Models

The more we share our power, the stronger we all become. Introducing your new #AerieREAL…

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