Did you even TRY to research?

In pop culture, few things irk me more than poorly researched representation. Whether we’re talking about depictions of places from people who have clearly never been there and didn’t even pick up a map, or obviously troped and inaccurate depictions of other people’s lives, the first thing that comes to mind is: Did you even TRY […]

Why ‘Diversity’ Matters in Stock Photography

The term ‘diversity’ always troubles me. What people mean by it is that ‘minorities’ (those other people) should be, you know, included in things. As though it’s some kind of big favour — we’re acknowledging your non-Christianness at Christmas, so we’re so progressive. We’re including a Latino character in this television series even though he’s […]

Writing the Other

In the constant fight to improve representation of minorities in fiction, performance, and other media, the concept of writing the other often comes up; the media are dominated by people who have certain social advantages, and they’re the ones writing the representations, for the most part. Which means that one way to increase representations is […]