"Science is a way to keep from fooling ourselves. And each other."
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey: Unafraid of the Dark (Episode 13).
I wanted to have this part of the finale on my blog but couldn’t find it so I ended up tinkering this little something. Enjoy!
If you really believe that representation doesn’t matter, then why the fuck are you threatened by it? If not seeing yourself depicted in stories has no negative psychological impact - if the breakdown of who we see on screen has no bearing on wider social issues - then what would it matter if nine stories out of ten were suddenly all about queer brown women? No big, right? It wouldn’t change anything important; just a few superficial details. Because YOU can identify with ANYONE.
So I guess the problem is that you just don’t want to. Because deep down, you think it’ll make stories worse. And why is that? Oh, yeah: because it means they wouldn’t all be about YOU. — fozmeadows (via afrometaphysics)
(Source: kawaii-afro-fluff, via wertheyouth)
MABUHAY! Book Recommendations + Giveaway -
A celebration of Filipino culture in literature!
How I think it’s gonna be…
How it actually is…
#NotOneMore. Attendees at a vigil for 19-yr-old Christopher Hernandez who was shot and killed last Thursday in #silverlake after watching his sister graduate from middle school. #losangeles #guns #violence
Today is the start of our new summertime reading series “If you liked…, Read this next…” for diverse books. The #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign is deeply committed to increasing the visibility of the wonderful diverse books that are published. Because these books do not get the marketing and promotion that the blockbuster books get. So we want to do our part in raising the profile of diverse books and bringing them to a larger audience. Help us spread the word! We will have a new “If You LIked” every day of the summer!
The first book in our series is the YA book Akata Witch by Nnedi Okarafor. You really need to read this author who the great Ursula LeGuin said “There’s more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor’s work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics.” So what are you waiting for?
I’m reading this!