Actress Amandla Stenberg on Friday came out bisexual.

Stenberg, 17, is best known for her portrayal of Rue in The Hunger Games.

“It's a really, really hard thing to be silenced and it's deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mold yourselves into shapes that you just shouldn't be in,” Stenberg said in a Snapchat takeover for Teen Vogue. “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.”

“I definitely believe in the concept of rebellion through selfhood, and rebellion through embracing your true identity, no matter what you’re being told.”

“We need more representation in film and television. We need our voices to be louder in the media. And not just women of color – 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,” she added.

Stenberg also appeared in Colombiana and last year's As You Are.