From schooling America on ‘cultural appropriation’ to schooling Kylie Jenner on Instagram, its clear that Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg- plays no games. The 16 year old pioneer of black culture is gracing the cover of Dazed Mag and of of course dropping knowledge in a one on one interview for the new Autumn issue! The epic cover shoot pays homage to prominent civil rights activist Angela Davis whose powerful words are penned all over Amandla’s face (who just so happens to be wearing a Marc Jacobs studded beret!). The editorial features Amandla styled in an androgynous array of eye-catching gothic layers mixed with dominant menswear inspired pieces.
Inside the issue (appropriately titled “The New Agenda”) Stenberg dishes on her future plans to change the world as an African American woman, dreams of studying under Spike Lee, and hanging out with new friend Willow Smith. When it comes to the topic of being wise beyond her years, Amandla says this- “I think people discredit teenagers and how wise they can be. Sometimes I meet teenagers who are much wiser than many adults I’ve met, because they haven’t let any insecurities or doubts about themselves get in the way of their thoughts.”
Peep the amazing editorial shots of Amandla and head over to Dazed Mag to read the full story!
Can’t wait to see what’s next for this young revolutionary!