Here’s Why Amandla Stenberg Is A Voice To Be Reckoned With

12 January 2016, 12:57 | Updated: 16 November 2020, 21:37

Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Bow down.

If you're not aware of who Amandla Stenberg is, get yourself acquainted ASAP. And then get ready for this smart, inspiring 17 year old to put. you. in. your. place. 

1) That time she appeared a really intelligent video about cultural appropriation and reminded us ALL to be more socially and racially aware.


2) And then she put the mainstream media in their places for misinterpreting the whole damn thing!

3) That time she called for haters and media outlets to STOP with the pathetic tropes. 

4) That time she reminded us that teenagers are NOT to be brushed aside.

I think people discredit teenagers and how wise they can be. Sometimes I meet teenagers that are much wiser than any adults I've met.

Amandla Stenberg: the new agenda. Dazed.

5) That time she wasn't afraid to put Minions in their place.  

6) And that time when she reminded us all that she's ~literally~ magic.

7) That time she put Katniss in her place during the Hunger Games by cementing her status as the tru MVP.

8) And then merged her fictional personal and her personal persona into one giant MEGA STAR PERSONA.

9) When she left this inspiring message on the Teen Vogue Snapchat...

10) And then subtly reminded us all that she's on her way, flawlessly, to steal ALL our girls.


on my way to steal ur girl...

A photo posted by amandla (@amandlastenberg) onJan 8, 2016 at 2:33pm PST


11) There was that time she stood up for personal expression and gender norms.

Guys aren't allowed to express femininity; they have to always appear masculine and that's bullshit.

Amandla Stenberg: the new agenda. Dazed.

12) And when she literally had had enough of people pitting women against each other.  


Are you in your place now? Ok then... you may proceed. SLAY ON, AMANDLA!