The 17-year-old actress Amandla Stenberg who played Rue in ‘The Hunger Games’ and young Cateleya Restrepo in ‘Columbiana’ revealed during her takeover of Teen Vogue’s Snapchat that she identifies herself as a black bisexual woman. She states “As someone who identifies as a black bisexual woman, I’ve been through it and it hurts. It’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable but then I realized because of Solange [Knowles], and Ava DuVernay and Willow [Smith], and all the black girls watching this right now, there’s absolutely nothing to change.”
Later she goes on to say “It’s a hard thing to be silenced. It’s deeply bruising to fight against identity and mold yourelf into shapes that you shouldn’t be in,” she said. “We have a lot of work to do for all women of color. We need more representation in film and in television. And not just women of color,” she continued. “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.”
She later posted the video on her Tumblr account accompanied by the hashtags “hello” and “I’m very bisexual”.