September Issue 2016 Cover Star Amandla Stenberg | ELLE UK

Cover Star Amandla Stenberg Is Born To Rule

'My identity exists without the labels, it's already there. A label is just a name for it'

In an exclusive interview with Lotte Jeffs for ELLE's September issue Amandla Stenberg talks openly about race, sexuality, gender and activism. Read the full interview in the magazine which is on sale until mid September 2016.

September Issue 2016 Cover Star Amandla Stenberg | ELLE UK
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Amandla on activism: 'There's no way you can go about making any social change before you've worked on consciously undoing the messages you've internalized about yourself and about other people.'

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Amandla on labels: 'Bisexual is a word I am not too attached to [...] it implies a dichotomy that doesn't take into account trans people. So maybe pansexual is more accurate for me.'

September Issue 2016 Cover Star Amandla Stenberg | ELLE UK
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Amandla on #BlackGirlMagic: 'There's a surge on social media of black women claiming their own space and realising that they are beautiful and capable and smart, because those are things that, honestly, black women are not taught to think about themselves. '

September Issue 2016 Cover Star Amandla Stenberg | ELLE UK
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The September issue is available on newsstands from 3 August.

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