In an interview with Nylon, former Girl Meets World actress Rowan Blanchard revealed that ever since her show was cancelled she’s been able to express herself more freely, which she feels especially passionate about in today’s political climate.
… as much as I loved my Girl Meets World family, working for the Disney Channel is stressful, and I have more freedom to do what I want and talk about what I want without feeling inhibited.”
The move away from Disney, has allowed her to be particularly vocal about subjects relating to the LGBTQ community, gender equality and racial equality, and points out the importance of openly discussing important societal issues:
If Hillary Clinton had won, things would have obviously been much better, but now that we have somebody who’s the pinnacle of racism, sexism, xenophobia — all of this — we’re able to have conversations about where that started, and it was a long, long time ago.”
As for her sexuality, Blanchard embraces the term queer and identifies as such.
“I just don’t understand why you’re straight or gay. I don’t understand why you want me to be one of two things. What is the driving force behind binaries?”