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‘Hunger Games’ star Amandla Stenberg reveals she is bisexual

Amandla Stenberg opened up about her sexuality in an inspiring message to her fans.

“The Hunger Games” star revealed she is bisexual during an appearance on Teen Vogue’s Snapchat account Thursday, after announcing she had landed the cover of the magazine’s February issue.

“It’s deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mold yourself into shapes you just shouldn’t be in,” the 17-year-old explains in the video, which she also made available on her Tumblr page.

“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 continued.

“But then I realized because of Solange (Knowles) and Ava DuVernay and Willow (Smith) and all the black girls watching this right now, that there’s absolutely nothing to change.”

Amandla Stenberg arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" in Nov. 2015.Steve Granitz/WireImage

Amandla Stenberg arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” in Nov. 2015.

Stenberg also rallied for more equal representation in the media, and noted that society must become more accepting of people from diverse backgrounds.

“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,” she said.

“I definitely believe in the concept of rebellion through selfhood and rebellion just by embracing your true identity, no matter what you’re being told.”  

“Here I am, being myself and it’s hard and vulnerable and it’s definitely a process but I’m learning and I’m growing.”

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