Sup Royalty,

Okay, can we talk about the #BlackGirlMagic that is Amandla Stenberg? Because this girl is killing the game right now.

The LA-bred 15 year old actress, activist, and aspiring film director can be seen on the cover of Dazed & Confused’s Autumn issue channeling some militant goddess-angel realness.

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In the feature, Stenberg offers her thoughts on the wisdom of teens, her sparked interest in social justice due to Tumblr, and shares her point of view on the negative response she received from her role as Rue, in the Hunger Games. However, no where in the article will you see Stenberg address the media frenzy surrounding Kylie Jenner, and rightfully so. I mean let’s face it, she’s said all she could say already.

I have to admit that I’ve been anticipating an article like this for a while now. Ever since Stenberg broke the Black internet with her “Don’t Cashcrop My Cornrows” video on cultural appropriation, she has since made her voice heard on issues surrounding issues that concern Black women and men. And I love that! Sure, we have her Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram to go off of, but this piece was well executed in depicting her as the young, vibrant, smart brown girl she is.

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It’s important for me to promote the protection of our young brown sisters, especially those who “haven’t let any insecurities or doubts about themselves get in the way of their thoughts,” as Stenberg so eloquently put it. Although she has undergone a great deal of racism at such a tender age for speaking up for what she believes, Stenberg continues to prevail in the face of adversity. If that’s not #BlackGirlMagic sprinkled all up in your life, than I don’t know what is.

Stenberg is a  force and a role model for Black girls everywhere; can you say #DaughterGoals?

Peep her full looks below! Don’t you just love this girl?

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“I want to make things that have an impact on how we look at the world. I know it’s a tall glass to fill, but it’s a glass that really does need to be filled, as an African American woman”Amandla Stenberg

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photos by Gregory Harris

Read her full Dazed & Confused article here.

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