Activist, model, actress are all nouns that describe the super talented Amandla Stenberg; however, despite her gender, “she” is not a pronoun that the rising star relates to.
In an interview with People magazine, for their annual “Most Beautiful issue” Stenberg states that, “I tend to believe that gender as we’ve set it up in current-day society doesn’t actually exist. I’ve said before that I’m comfortable with using the pronouns ‘they’ or ‘them’ alongside ‘she’ and ‘her’ just because that’s a conversation that’s important to me. I don’t necessarily always subscribe to female pronouns just because I don’t think that pronouns are necessarily very meaningful.”
Last year, the eighteen-year-old revealed that she was bisexual and opened up about her sexuality in addition to being very outspoken about racism and sexism. “[I want to] show people who follow what I’m doing that you don’t really have to conform to those constructs in order to be valid or be worth something. It’s been a blessing to watch people who care about what I have to say feel more comfortable in their identities because they see I’m out here doing my thing.”
Stenberg’s “staying-true-to self” nature and her multi-diverse background, in addition to her outlook on life, were very concrete reasons for Everything, Everything author Nicola Yoon to cast Stenberg in the new anticipated love story, as she admitted to Teen Vogue in an interview. On April 23rd, Stenberg attended an Everything, Everything Screening and Brunch at the W Hotel Atlanta Midtown in Atlanta, GA., with the cast and famed author.
Check out our gallery of the starlet’s red carpet fashion and let us know what you think. Mark your calendars for May 19th when Stenberg’s latest Warner Bros. blockbuster will be in theaters everywhere.