Actress Amandla Stenberg, who is best known as “Rue” from her Hunger Games stardom, has been very vocal about race and race relations on social media, but now she is becoming just as outspoken about her sexuality.
The 17 year old activist/actress was featured on Teen Vogue‘s Snapchat after appearing on the publication’s cover, where she unveiled how difficult it was to remain silent.
“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,”
Stenberg went on to stress the importance of better representation of LGBT women. “I’m sick of all the misogyny and homophobia and transphobia I see around me,” she said. “And I know you are, too.”
On Friday, Stenberg wrote a tweet to share her Snapchat message and signed off with “Bi black girls unite.”