Moonlight's Ashton Sanders on Why Labels Are 'So Outdated'

Moonlight's Ashton Sanders on Why Labels Are 'So Outdated'

Ashton Sanders poses for this cool new feature for the latest issue of Teen Vogue.

The 21-year-old Moonlight star opened up to the glossy about playing the 16-year-old Chiron and more.

On labels: “Labels are so outdated. I am about to go in right now. People carry around all these social masks to fit in. “he black, white, Latino [communities] all do it. But Chiron didn’t have the energy to put anything on—he was drained because of his circumstances at home.”

On finding a place in the Amazing Grace Conservatory, a program that seeks to empower young people of color through the performing arts: “It changed my life. Yo, that—to be around artists and people who would accept my odd quirks—that made me into who I am.”

For more on Ashton, visit TeenVogue.com.

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