Amandla Stenberg, the girl who played Rue in The Hunger Games film, says she’s bisexual. Amandla came out on Vogue’s Snapchat this week.
“It’s a really really hard thing to be silenced and it’s deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mold yourself into shapes that you just shouldn’t be in,” she shares in the clip. “As someone who identifies as a Black, bisexual woman, I’ve been through it and it hurts, and it’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable … but then I realized because of Solange [Knowles] and Ava DuVernay and Willow [Smith] and all the Black girls watching this right now, that there’s absolutely nothing to change.”
“We cannot be suppressed,” she continued. “We are meant to express our joy and our love and our tears and be big and bold and definitely not easy to swallow … Here I am being myself and it’s definitely hard and vulnerable and it’s definitely a process but I’m learning and I’m growing.”
You can watch Amandla’s coming out announcement below. She also posted an image of herself on Instagram with this bold caption: “On my way to steal your girl.” Well, OK then.
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