2016 Toronto International Film Festival - "Queen Of Katwe" Premiere - Arrivals
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We fabulous ladies wouldn’t be where we are today without the women who helped to shape us into who we want to be. So many of us have incredible mothers, grandmothers, aunts and friends who have taught us how to be confident and strong and awesome. Celebrities, too, have powerful women they can point to that shaped who they are, and Lupita Nyong’o, the Queen of Katwe star, took to Instagram this weekend to brag about one of the incredible women in her life.

Lupita Nyong’o posted this touching message about her grandmother that totally melted our hearts.

What a lovely story about what sounds like an incredible woman. She’s a community leader, and she is helping girls in her village get an education, which is SO important. Lupita explains in her interview with Vogue that the dormitory helps the girls focus on their studies, rather than being distracted by suitors or household chores.

Lupita shared a picture of her grandmother’s dormitory.

We can see why Lupita is such a strong, positive presence, because she has all of these awesome people who are doing fantastic things for their communities.

Lupita is clearly so proud of her Kenyan heritage, and it looks like such a vibrant, special place.