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Amandla Stenberg Comes Out as Bisexual


Amandla Stenberg, our favorite feminist lil sis, has come out as bisexual.

The actress, 17, opened up about her sexuality on Teen Vogue's Snapchat account on Thursday. She tweeted out a link to the clip on Friday.
Stenberg started the video by speaking of the importance of representation, saying, "It's deeply bruising to fight against your identity and mold yourself into shapes you just shouldn't be in."

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She went on to explain: "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"

Amandla knows she doesn't stand alone. She acknowledged the other Black women who come before her and stand beside her.

"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."

She ends with a call for more diversity in Hollywood, and emphasizing the importance of overall acceptance.
"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," she said.

"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."

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