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From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Amandla Stenberg

Nominated in Activism

About Amandla Stenberg

Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," actor, feminist, musician and activist Amandla Stenberg is the embodiment of her name. From an early rise to fame at age 12, Amandla’s acting has shared the spotlight with her formidable activism, starting with a school project Tumblr video, "Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows," that sparked viral discourse about cultural appropriation. Amandla frequently uses her social media to advocate for human rights and female empowerment. She was named a TIME "Next Generation Leader," received the 2019 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award, and used her acceptance speech to advocate for #LGBTQ visibility.

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