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Representation Examples

GENDER

Black Panther – King’s Guards (Okoye)

Shows women being strong and in leadership roles. Costumes cover the actresses and are suitable for war. Opposite of the Male Gaze. 515 more words

Representation

Finding Myself in Sci-Fi: Altered Carbon's Kristin Ortega

Altered Carbon has been out for sometime now and I haven’t been able shake how much it resonated with me. The series is a Netflix Original set in a dystopian future where the discovery of alien tech has made the human mind all but immortal, while the body is no more than a sleeve to be slipped out of upon corporeal death and into another one – if you have the money and aren’t restricted by Neo-Catholic ideology. 1,903 more words

Race

Unpopular Opinion: I Don't Dislike Queer Villains

Let me be honest with you, I don’t dislike queer villains, but I absolutely hate it when their queerness is portrayed as the source of their villainy. 494 more words

Rants

Bookish Pet Peeve #4: Representation in a Book

Representation and diversity in books has become a major focus point these days. Growing up, I hadn’t really thought about the fact that books generally featured a certain stereotypical character. 456 more words

Discussions

Writing About Mental Health: Series Ground Rules

Welcome! My name is Kit. I am both a YA author and a mental health professional (more about me here.) I’m writing a series of blog posts aimed at helping writers to create good quality mental health representation in their work. 718 more words

Characterisation