Amandla Stenberg is ready to open up about her racial and sexual identity.
On Thursday night, the 17-year-old posted a personal video to Tumblr, so she could break down barriers and open up to her fans and followers about who she really is.
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The teen — who played Rue in the first Hunger Games movie — said:
"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."
The actress admitted that she relates to that struggle, revealing she is bisexual:
"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."
The lovely little lady cited role models like Solange, Willow Smith, and Ava DuVernay as women who inspired her to accept her identity, adding:
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