‘Girl Meets World’ Star Rowan Blanchard: ‘I Identify as Queer’

Fourteen-year-old actress declares on social media that she doesn’t want to “give myself labels to stick with”

Although “Girl Meets World” star Rowan Blanchard has previously only been interested in boys, the 14-year-old doesn’t want to be labeled in any way and is open to “liking any gender in [the] future.”

“In my life — only ever liked boys,” Blanchard wrote on Twitter. “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.”

Then, when a fan asked her to clarify, Blanchard responded, “yes open to liking any gender in the future is why I identify as queer.”

After many attacked her statements on Twitter, Blanchard tweeted that she thought she “was being brave and proud of myself and then everyone attacks me… Cool.”

This isn’t the first time Blanchard has spoken out about social issues on social media. In August, Blanchard posted a three-part essay on the importance of intersectional feminism to Instagram.

Responding to a Tumblr user asking for her thoughts on the term “white feminism,” Blanchard posted an essay discussing the importance of including diverse points of view in feminist activism, including women of color and transgender women.

“The way a black woman experiences sexism and inequality is different from the way a white woman experiences sexism and inequality,” the actress wrote. “Likewise with trans-women and Hispanic women.”

“To only acknowledge feminism from a one sided view when the literal DEFINITION is the equality of the sexes is not feminism at all,” she continued. “We need to be talking about this more. Discussion leads to change.”

See Blanchard’s tweets below.