Jena Malone is reflecting on her journey in coming out as pansexual.
The 37-year-old former Hunger Games star came out in an Instagram post. She wrote:
“I guess it felt like I was a heterosexual man in a woman’s body. I visualized his desires and placed them on to me. But this, was never the whole of the story that was meant for me. So I’ve been learning a new way to tell it.
Finding words that feel more right to explore in my telling. Pansexuality. Sapiosexuality. Polyamory. A fuller spectrum of understanding that my story is demanding of me.”
Now, in a new interview with THR Jena opened up more, saying this about sharing her journey with her fans and followers:
“I’ve been thinking about it for a while. The sexual journey is so beautiful. I mean, all of the identity journeys are so cool.”
She said that while she’s a “little bit late to the game in being able to have less shame,” she’s been “loving the process of learning more about myself and others through different terms that open windows, those windows then turns into doors and then I arrive at a place to find all this cool stuff out there.”
Jena went on to say:
“It’s a part of humanity now to have all these ceremonies of exclamation around coming out and renouncing [an identity] and celebrating that space for yourself. It’s a really sweet, human experience.
I love getting to earn more about myself no matter the age or my experience.”