Being a woman of colour|Amandla Stenberg

The easy and popular way to make a case or to win an argument is to establish your position as a woman, colour, old age, or being interested in same $ex. The subject was not different from what was exhibited by 17-year-old Amandla Stenberg who is currently making the headlines for confirming she’s bisexual on “Snap Chat”.

In a recent interview by Solange Knowles, they both expressed the challenges they face for being women of colour.

 

 

She tells Solange Knowles via Teen Vogue:

“It was when I was 12 and I got cast in The Hunger Games, and people called me the N-word and said that the death of my character, Rue, would be less sad because I was black. That was the first moment I realized being black was such a crucial part of my identity in terms of the way that I was perceived and how it would affect any line of work that I wanted to pursue. I often find myself in situations where I am the token black person. It can feel like this enormous weight. I have definitely had moments when my hair felt too big or like I needed to make myself…”

Amandla

 

The interview is here.

By Antwi Odrey

 

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