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Amandla Stenberg, named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for “power,” is a 17-year-old actress who is most well-known for her role as Rue in The Hunger Games. Stenberg is also a feminist force to be reckoned with and a kickass activist.
Titled by Ms. Foundation for Women in 2015 as Feminist Celebrity of the Year, Stenberg is very vocal and active as a feminist, especially within the digital sphere. She, for example, curates a political Tumblr blog and she often uses social media as a means to address various social issues like cultural appropriation (e.g., she created and posted a video on Tumblr about cultural appropriation called “Don’t Cash Crop On My Cornrows,” and when Kylie Jenner posted a photo on Instagram of herself wearing cornrows, Stenberg left a comment on Jenner’s post stating, “when u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help...
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I really admire her!