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Amandla Stenberg

The Hollywood star is also an outspoken social activist

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As well as being a brilliant actress, Amandla, who's still only 22, has become an outspoken social activist, particularly around gender conformity.

The protagonist of The Hate U Give didn't attend the Oscars one year in protest at its lack of diversity, while Amandla has also been an ambassador for No Kid Hungry, a charity that aims to end child hunger in the US.

Writing in Teen Vogue, Amandla said: "I find it astounding and unacceptable that 1 in 5 kids in the U.S. can't count on their next meal. I am passionate about ending childhood hunger in America. It's an issue that matters to me.

"Organisations like No Kid Hungry are addressing the issue head-on, and making the connection that most people miss to reach kids with healthy, nutritious food. And what is my generation amazing at? Making connections. By empowering youth to be a part of the solution, we can play a critical role in ending hunger in America."

"I am passionate about ending childhood hunger in America. It's an issue that matters to me." - Amandla

Of the power of social media, she added: "Our generation is more than just a hashtag. We are the next generation of hunger leaders and advocates, taking a stand and not allowing our peers and families to go hungry. We are no different from any committed movement of passionate people who see a brighter future for generations to come. We just happen to talk about it in 140 characters or less.

"I'm encouraged to see my friends and peers use their online power for the better. They inspire me to stand up for all I care about."

The star's almost two-and-a-half million Instagram followers also regularly receive posts about queerness and intersectional feminism.

See the full Kind List here.

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