Amandla Stenberg is a queen. The actress, who famously played Rue in the first installment of The Hunger Games, recently came out as bisexual on Snapchat. She casually mentioned that she identifies as a "black, bisexual woman," and gave the most beautiful speech about the need for a diversity representation in the media.
"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 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.
"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. I mean, we need more representation in film and in television and need our voices to be louder in the media. And not just women of color, I mean, bisexual women, gay women, transgender women, mentally ill women. I'm sick of all the misogyny and homophobia and transphobia that I see around me and I know you are too."
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