‘Girl Meets World’ star Rowan Blanchard opens up about sexuality
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Rowan Blanchard of the series “Girl Meets World” took to Twitter to open up about her sexuality and her wish to not to be labeled.
The 14-year-old star of the Disney show told her fans a bit of information about her person life alongside a strong message about sexuality as well as sexual fluidity. The tweet was posted on January 16 and it reads: “In my life — only ever liked boys. However I personally don’t wanna label myself as straight, gay or whateva so I am not gonna give myself labels to stick with — just existing ;).”
Soon after the post was up on Twitter, one of her followers asked about what she prefers to be called. She tweeted, “yes open to liking any gender in future is why I identify as queer.”
The latest revelation about her sexuality came after the actress penned a lengthy blogged post entitled “Sorry, Not Sorry.” Blanchard explained in the article that she quit apologizing about her existence adding that she has trusted herself enough to know that “I don’t always have to say sorry for myself.”
She also hoped for a “BisexualRileyMatthews2k16” adding that she will be there if that happens. She added, “If not Riley- its vvv important to me, being queer, that there is representation on our show.”
In the show “Girl Meets World,” Blanchard plays Riley Matthews, who is an eloquent and driven teen who speaks about social issues.
Back in August of 2015, Blanchard also talked about white feminism in an essay posted. She wrote that feminism forgets the woman of color and white women are faced with different kinds of sexism.
Aside from Blanchard, her friend Amandla Stenberg also announced recently that she is bisexual on Teen Vogue magazine. She also took to Tumblr to say: “It’s a really, really hard thing to be silenced and it’s deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mold yourself into shapes that you just shouldn’t be in. 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.”