Actress Amandla Stenberg speaks on her struggle identifying as a ‘black, bisexual, woman.’

 

The 17-year old, who yesterday took over the Teen Vogue Snapchat, took to her own social media this time to discuss on her indentity crisis and thanked Solange Knowles amongst others, for their support. Saying:

 

“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 be in.”  Continuing to say “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.”

 

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In celebration of her Teen Vogue February cover story, where she was interviewed by Solange. Amandla closed her message with words of encouragement for any persons facing the same, saying:

 

“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.”

 

Watch the video below:


http://amandla.tumblr.com/post/136866720678/so-i-took-over-the-teen-vogue-snapchat-today