Actress Amandla Stenberg
Actress Amandla Stenberg (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)

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Amandla Stenberg won't use exclusively female pronouns when referring to herself.

"I tend to believe that gender as we've set it up in current-day society doesn't actually exist," she told People magazine. "I've said before that I'm comfortable with using the pronouns 'they' or 'them' alongside 'she' and 'her' just because that's a conversation that's important to me." 

The actress, popularly known for playing Rue in Hunger Games, came out as bisexual in 2016. 

"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," she said last year.

Stenberg went to prom with Jaden Smith in 2015. Both decided to wear dresses.

Her newest film, Everything Everything, comes out in May.

Jessilyn Justice is the director of online news for Charisma. Born and raised in a pastor's family in Alabama, she attended Lee University and the Washington Journalism Center. She's passionate about sharing God's goodness through storytelling. Tell her what you think of this story on Twitter @jessilynjustice.

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