Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard is invested in making sure that her show reflects the same world she advocates for in everyday life.
The 14-year-old actress, who’s made a name for herself as an outspoken supporter of intersectional feminism and helping teens find their voices, tweeted on Friday that she wants a visible LGBT presence on her show.
“Its [sic] vvv important to me,” she wrote, “being queer, that there is representation on [Girl Meets World].“
Queer, according to PFLAG, is an “umbrella term” for somehow who “feels somehow outside the societal norms in regards to gender or sexuality.” The first out characters on a Disney Channel series debuted on Good Luck Charlie in 2014.
Blanchard elaborated on her message the next day, writing that she has “only ever liked boys” but doesn’t want to label herself and is “open to liking any gender in the future.”
The tweets came on the heels of an essay that Blanchard released in Rookie Magazine titled, “Sorry Not Sorry: How I quit apologizing for existing.”