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Dallas In Pop Culture: Sha’Carri Richardson Reflects On Her Journey in Teen Vogue

Sha'Carri Richardson is Teen Vogue's latest cover girl and Dallas-raised Caleb Pierce takes the lead in The Fairly OddParents series.
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THAT Girl Covers Teen Vogue. Olympian Sha’Carri Richardson is the latest Gen Z sweetheart to grace the cover of the Condé Nast publication. The David W. Carter High School alumnus reflects on her position as a young “outspoken Black woman in America” and the pressures of being a highly visible athlete.

She also touches on her suspension from the 2020 Olympics after testing positive for marijuana, which she says she used to cope with the loss of her biological mother. She compares her situation to that of ice skater Kamila Valieva, who tested positive for trimetazidine, a drug banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, and was still allowed to compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics. “Can we get a solid answer on the difference of her situation and mines? My mother died and I can’t run and was also favored to place top 3,” Sha’Carri tweeted after Kamila was cleared to skate. “The only difference I see is I’m a Black young lady.”

The cover story is accompanied by stunning photos of Richardson in an icy platinum blonde blunt bob, Gucci top and bottom, Sacai apparel, and Nike Dunk Lows. Each image displays her signature style, informed by both athleisure and streetwear.

One of the story‘s highlights is Richardson’s love for where she grew up, highlighting “her gratitude for being a Black woman.”

“I would say that’s where I got my confidence from,” she says. “Just the fact of being in a community, being from South Dallas, that is predominately Black.”

Timmy Turner is All Grown Up. Entertainment Weekly shared the first look of Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder, a live-action series based on the Nickelodeon cartoon. The new series focuses on Timmy Turner (Caleb Pierce) passing on Cosmo and Wanda, his fairy godparents, to his little cousin Viv Turner (Audrey Grace Marshall). Pierce is the second Dallas-raised actor to star in a Nickelodeon reboot on the streaming service Paramount+.

Last summer, Laci Mosley appeared as Harper on the iCarly revival. She described her character to D Magazine as a “radiant queer woman with her own stories and her own life.” Harper replaces Sam as Carly’s best friend in the series. iCarly is available to stream on Paramount+, FairlyOdd will release on the platform on March 31.


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