Amandla Stenberg Identifies as Black, Bisexual Woman in Inspiring Video

This young actress proudly shared some big news yesterday!

If you visited Teen Vogue’s Snapchat yesterday, then you know that Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg took over their account in honor of her first Teen Vogue cover ever. But as the day drew to an end, Amandla made a courageous statement in one last video.

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“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 and Ava DuVernay and Willow and all the black girls watching this right now, that there’s absolutely nothing to change.”

Not only is this upcoming actress gorgeous, she is also brave and wise beyond her years! But the bold young woman wasn’t done. She has some advice for anyone struggling with their identity.

“We cannot be suppressed. 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.”

It Amandla’s words don’t inspire you, you aren’t living right!