‘Hunger Games’ Star Amandla Stenberg Says She’s Bisexual

Jennifer Lawrence’sHunger Gamessidekick, 17-year-old Amandla Stenberg through a Snapchat video.
The actress is Teen Vogue’s February cover girl and she took over their Snapchat video last Thursday.
While wearing a “Black Girls are Magic” sweater, Stenberg first thanked the magazine for representing black girls, saying that it is “deeply bruising” to “fight against your identity and to mold yourself into shapes that you just shouldn’t be in.”
“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,” she said.
“…I realized because of Solange and [director] Ava DuVernay and Willow [Smith] and all the black girls watching this right now, that there’s absolutely nothing to change,” Stenberg said in the video. “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.”
When Stenberg was cast inThe Hunger Gamesas Rue, she was 12 years old.
“…people called me the N-word and said that the death of my character, Rue, would be less sad because I was black,” Stenberg said in her Teen Vogue interview. “That was the first moment I realized being black was such a crucial part of my identity in terms of the way that I was perceived and how it would affect any line of work that I wanted to pursue.”
“I really believe in the concept of rebellion through self-hood and rebellion just by embracing your true identity no matter what you’ve been told,” Stenberg said in her Snapchat video. “It’s definitely a process but I’m learning and growing.”
This week, Essence magazine released three covers for their February issue featuring different black women, actresses Teyonah Parris, Yara Shahidi and social justice activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie with the hashtag #BlackGirlMagic.

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