Amandla Stenberg comes out as bisexual in amazing snapchat video about representation

"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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Amandla Stenberg just came out as bisexual in maybe the best way ever - via a snapchat video to the world, discussing representation within the world. 

While taking over Teen Vogue's Snapchat for the day, Amandla showcased all her wonderfulness, talking about the importance of representation and how she feels in the world identifying as a 'black bisexual woman.'

"There's a secret language between black girls destined to move mountains and cross rivers when the world sometimes tells you to belong to the valleys that surround you. You feel it like a rhythm you can’t shake if you even dared to quiet the sounds around you. Amandla (@amandlastenberg) knows it all too well. So here we are, connecting as non conforming black gals. Connecting as girls who recognize the borders that have been built around us, but tearing them down while coloring outside every line." - soul healing honey mama Solange (@saintrecords) I think that when you’re a black girl and you grow up you internalize all these messages. Everywhere you look tells you that you shouldn't accept your hair, or your natural features, or that you shouldn’t have a voice, or that you aren’t smart. In terms of my evolution I think those internalized messages built up in my mind until I was given the tools to recognize the situation. And understand that no, there’s nothing wrong with me, these are just that these are just messages that we’re fed. I feel like the best way to deal with that has been just to be myself and connect with all these other black girls who are awakening and realizing that they’ve been trying to conform; and the only way to fight that is to be themselves on the most genuine level. My undying gratitude to @teenvogue for giving me the opportunity to be myself. All of my love to all of you for giving me the confidence to be genuine. Our soul baring is our power. #RepresentationMatters #blackgirlmagic

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"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," said Amandla. "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."

"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," she said.

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Amandla continued" "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 colour, 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."

It's amazing, she's amazing and we love her. Watch the full video below:

Thoughts? Let's discuss over @Sugarscape please.

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