representation

Culture

‘Latin History for Morons’ Falls Short on the Latinx Experience

Despite John Leguizamo’s attempt to frame the Latinx experience in Netflix's "Latin History for Morons" as monolithic, it isn’t.
Bianca Betancourt
11.8.18
midterms

Why It Matters That First-Generation American Women Won Office

“We are an inspiration to our communities, but more importantly, we are the only people we can trust to fight on behalf of our communities.”
Kimberly Lawson
11.7.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

My Avatar, My Self: How Video Games Gave Me Ownership Over My Body

As a trans kid unable to wear what I wanted, to look how I wanted, to be seen by others as I saw myself, the avatars I designed reflected more of me than any mirror ever could.
Diana Tourjée
6.18.18
representation

I Wish I Never Revisited This 'Proud Family' Episode on Muslim Americans

I remembered the episode titled "Culture Shock" as an exciting, rare moment of representation for Muslim Americans like me. In reality, it was simply a caricature-like depiction that I was embarrassed to revisit.
Leila Ettachfini
6.15.18
politics

This Queer, Black Georgia Lawmaker Refuses to Be Called a 'Politician'

Rep. Park Cannon faces an uphill battle in the Georgia House as a pro-choice progressive and the youngest lawmaker in the state. Still, she says she wouldn’t want to legislate anywhere else.
Leila Ettachfini
5.25.18
representation

Janelle Monáe Is a Powerful Force for Pansexual Representation

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Janelle Monae wants others who are struggling to be their unique selves to know that she sees and supports them.
Linda Yang
4.26.18
gun violence

'The Media Have Neglected Us': Black Parkland Survivors Speak Out

“I am here today with my classmates because we have been sorely underrepresented and in some cases misrepresented."
Kimberly Lawson
3.29.18
Oscars

Oscars Devote Video to Representation Despite Still Being Bad at It

This past year saw many huge moments for representation on screen, though the Academy still has catching up to do.
Leila Ettachfini
3.5.18
Culture

The NYC Collective Providing Free Art Workshops to Kids of Color

After receiving backlash for making T-shirts that read "white artists bore me," artist Danny Castaneda decided to start Minority Report, an art collective focused on uplifting people of color within art spaces.
Leila Ettachfini
2.21.18
Culture

Natasha Rothwell on the Radical Power of 'Black Women Being Regular' on TV

We caught up with "Insecure" actor and writer ahead of her new HBO show, which she's producing, writing, and starring in.
Linda Yang
2.15.18
Power to the Polls

The Woman Who Could Become America's First-Ever Indigenous Governor

"If you look at the faces in Congress now, there’s a clear imbalance that doesn't reflect the population of the United States," says Paulette Jordan.
Linda Yang
1.19.18
Power to the Polls

Stacey Abrams Wants People to 'See Themselves Reflected in Those Who Lead Them'

"I can say without equivocation that I bring the strongest set of skills and the broadest set of experiences to the table," says Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. "I am ready to be governor on day one."
Linda Yang
1.19.18
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