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If you’ve been following my IG stories, you probably know I’ve been marathoning Master of None (I will stop posting about it, promise). What is most satisfying about it is the depth that diverse characters are allowed to have. It is an antidote to all the years of internalizing media messages that essentially amount to “you will never be anything but a token character, a sidekick. And sidekicks don’t have their own stories.” Reminded me of something Junot Diaz said:
“You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all. I was like, “Yo, is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist?" And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make a couple of mirrors. That I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it.”
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I am grateful to all the mirror-makers. The ones that confirm that you exist and that it matters that you do. All bodies are good bodies, and we should treat all of them so.
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@cocopieclothing insta topsy.one✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿Speaking of representation on childrenGood morning friends! The talented @inkrediblysketchy is spoiling us again with some more incredible Kat & Dom fanart. Still canWe are so excited to start our day by sending some birthday love to the hilarious comedian, @HasanMinhaj!! Did y@hamiltonmusical 100000% lived up to the hype. It was INCREDIBLE. But more importantly, my friend @edru00 was a shining STAR tonight🌟 Eddy, you’re truly one of the KINDEST people I know (no but really, name someone kinder than Eddy Lee). You’ve been so kind to me and the other apprentalopes since the first day at Flat Rock. You’ve always been positive, selfless, thoughtful, and hardworking and your hard work has truly paid off. There is nobody more deserving of this amazing Broadway debut. You are a ferociously beautiful dancer and you bring so much intensity and power onto the stage with your passion🔥 Not to mention I was crying because #REPRESENTATIONMATTERS and it was truly amazing to see you, an Asian actor, on that stage with your beautifully diverse cast. I’m endlessly proud of you and you seriously KILLED it. Thanks again for letting us come see your show. I love you so much I’M A PROUD FRIEND😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️ #diversityintheater #diversitymatters #hamiltonmusical insta topsy.oneShout out to this Young, Black, Educator! 🙌🏾👏🏾 #RepresentationMatters insta topsy.oneOMG. I want this book! It looks so good !! I already know this will be a hit in many households!
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From the creator of the Honest Toddler blog, The Big Bed is a humorous picture book about a girl who doesnUndocumented approaches. #manuelakarinknaut #artist #art #southafrica #potd #surface #pink #graffiti #representationmatters #artgallery #artfair #artgallery #johannesburg #foil #paris #telaviv #capetown #contemporaryart insta topsy.oneMeet Lena...
Her mum is white and her dad is black.
A union that can create many complexions.

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The body that you see
What you think I am
Who you think I should be
Societies label is not for me 
The vibe I flow 
Flows differently. 
Say what you need
Do what you feel
Go forth and be felt
Because being felt is real.

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Elizabeth Banks (@elizabethbanks) behind the scenes on the set of "Pitch Perfect 2" (@pitchperfectmovie)!
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Writing our own narratives with these powerhouses has me feeling excited
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m2designs 24/09/2017 04:26
It's about time #RepresentationMatters
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Roll out the pink carpet, a mini Mindy is on the way! On Sept. 8 at the PaleyFest Fall TV Preview event for The Mindy Project in L.A., Mindy Kaling’s co-stars revealed that the celeb is expecting a baby girl. Ed Weeks, better known as The Mindy ...
Xicanx Futurist   🌈 24/09/2017 02:44
I have str8 fam members that ask that online, as tho Homophobia only exists if someone is hurling angry slurs @ me #representationmatters

As a curvy girl I can't tell you how much representation matters, which is why I am so disappointed in Victoria's Secret for failing to cast a single plus size model in their 2017 show. Despite Ashley Graham stating that she would love to walk for VS ...
Laura 24/09/2017 02:40
It happened!!! #starwars #StarWarsTheLastJedi #RepresentationMatters #RoseTico #kellymarietran
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It happened!!! #starwars #StarWarsTheLastJedi #RepresentationMatters #RoseTico #kellymarietran<br>http://pic.twitter.com/pI2WnoC4Ca
Nationwide — kweliTV (www.kweli.tv), a video streaming platform that curates independent content of the global black community, has officially launched out of beta. Today’s announcement comes with the unveiling of a fully updated website, new film ...
Naomi Carney 23/09/2017 11:09
Layla touched my hair today & said "Naomi, your hair looks like mine. I think I look like you." #RepresentationMatters
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Layla touched my hair today & said "Naomi, your hair looks like mine. I think I look like you."  #RepresentationMatters <br>http://pic.twitter.com/PFpp441ESB
Representation matters and no one knows that better than Debra Raney. The grandmother of one realized the importance of Black youth receiving positive messages, and Little Muffincakes baby boutique was born. “I feel like the earlier a parent introduces ...
UniteWomenOrg® 23/09/2017 10:55
"Young people get so much flak from politicians...we're not complaining, we're speaking up" ow.ly/ItCO30fnv9K   #RepresentationMatters
Also, representation matters. There is a huge lack of representation of Black culture in children's books. Typically Black children see.. White Nonsense Roundup’s nearly 60 volunteers across the U.S. (and a few in Canada) sign on for four-hour shifts to ...
Kionna Keels 23/09/2017 10:41
ballet folklorico!! hispanic students MATTER. #HispanicHeritageMonth @TeachtoLead #TTLSummit #dance #RepresentationMatters
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ballet folklorico!! hispanic students MATTER. #HispanicHeritageMonth  @TeachtoLead #TTLSummit #dance #RepresentationMatters <br>http://pic.twitter.com/NHV0XNYMpR
sallymara74 23/09/2017 09:57
@FreeformTV Iconic #kadena #representationmatters Renew #TheBoldType
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Gabriel Santos 23/09/2017 05:38
Told a kid I’m a paleontologist. He asked, “Are you Filipino?” The look on his face when I said yes. Too much. #RepresentationMatters
Nesbot106 23/09/2017 05:15
When Spider-Man2099 first came out I was blown away that he was a Latino with an Anglo surname just like me! #RepresentationMatters
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When Spider-Man2099 first came out I was blown away that he was a Latino with an Anglo surname just like me!  #RepresentationMatters <br>http://pic.twitter.com/fJyMBflvfv
Lacie and Robin 22/09/2017 06:10
Black #LGBT Women Represent on @TheRoot's 100 Most Influential People List | @autostraddle ow.ly/HrAK30fkFw5   #RepresentationMatters
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trey hawkins 21/09/2017 07:58
Having a black, male flute professor has to be one of the most powerful things Howard has given me. #representationmatters
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ashley 21/09/2017 03:30
I love the work this team does, but maybe a few more females would be nice. #RepresentationMatters https:// twitter.com/thehazelmae/st atus/909550286003408901   …
Jae 20/09/2017 09:59
Want to read a #romance with an #asexual character? Perfect Rhythm is out now. #diversebooks #RepresentationMatters bit.ly/2xOBt73  
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GeekFilter   🖖 20/09/2017 04:11
So happy that a new generation of #StarTrek fans will see people that reflect themselves! #RepresentationMatters
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So happy that a new generation of #StarTrek fans will see people that reflect themselves! #RepresentationMatters <br>http://pic.twitter.com/253BrjRpAs
Minority Cannabis 20/09/2017 04:42
How 3 Black Visionaries Are Bringing the Hood Into the #Marijuana Industry ow.ly/TH5W30fhMN0   #cannabis #RepresentationMatters
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How 3 Black Visionaries Are Bringing the Hood Into the #Marijuana Industry   http:// ow.ly/TH5W30fhMN0      #cannabis #RepresentationMatters <br>http://pic.twitter.com/I6EQHCLcrH
A'Rain 19/09/2017 08:00
Miles Morales made an appearance with throwback comics of Peter Parker to encourage studying #RepresentationMatters in Class Bulletin Board
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Miles Morales made an appearance with throwback comics of Peter Parker to encourage studying #RepresentationMatters in Class Bulletin Board <br>http://pic.twitter.com/7gKvIIGjmc
Elena Rossini   🌈 18/09/2017 04:30
I'm on a mission to populate @giphy with images of female directors. Day 10 brings you #Emmys winner @ReedMorano #RepresentationMatters
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Avnee Patel 18/09/2017 05:40
I feel so damn proud. Like a lot. #RepresentationMatters @rizmc
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ColorOfChange.org 18/09/2017 03:13
The #Emmys may be over, but the conversation isn't. Tweet us anytime to talk about #BlackExcellence in media & why #RepresentationMatters.
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The Trevor Project 18/09/2017 02:19
Congratulations @azizansari & @LenaWaithe! thank you for inspiring us #RepresentationMatters #Emmys https:// twitter.com/televisionacad /status/909595566958510080   …
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