adds “we just caught our alternate universe selves making out and now everything is super awkward” to list of shipping tropes that need to be implemented everywhere
imagine someone calling steve carlsberg like. steven
Something I’ve been noticing with fanart of Janice is that she’s always in a hospital wheelchair and, quite frankly, I really think that’s not okay. I wanted to share an article that I read once that opened my eyes to how poorly people in wheelchairs are represented in art, and why it’s important to portray them accurately. The article is:
In it, the author details why it’s problematic to automatically default to a hospital wheelchair for a person with disabilities rather than put in the time and effort to learn to draw a wheelchair that they would use to get around in their everyday life. There are also examples given of what wheelchairs should look like.
I think it’s important to portray it accurately in art because I don’t believe you’re truly representing a person with disabilities if you’re not drawing their equipment properly.
This fandom is so interested in representation and the reaction to Janice being a person with disabilities was so positive that I really think we should give her the kind of complete and accurate representation that her character deserves.
There’s a social media campaign going on right now to spread the word on why we need more diversity in our books. It’s really fantastic and inspiring and I am so proud to be a part of it. You can learn more about it here and here.
As a writer and a mom, this campaign is also deeply personal for me. My daughter is 1/2 Korean and 1/2 Jamaican. She loooooves books. I think she might love books more than she loves anything else (including mama!). One day she’ll be able to read them on her own and I want her to be able to find herself in them. I want her to know that girls that look like her can be anyone, can do anything.
We need diverse books because this is my family.
what?? piE ? i gotta see this
ohhhh it says “piece” not “pie”
wait a second…
MAKE IT STOPAPAPFDG S
my anaconda dont
It started occurring to me around the second time that Fyo and I were writing random cracky JC fanfic things in Facebook comments that, like, I have pretty much just made my fandom life open to everyone who is FB friends with me.
I’m busy with uh, moving house, but I still had to take 15 minutes to doodle the new fave. PRIORITIES