it’s not bad or selfish or wrong to desire attention and love when you are feeling ill and upset. sometimes, you need other people to keep you afloat. that’s okay. you are not a burden. being needy is not a bad thing. you deserve to be cared for. it’s okay to ask for help.
Q: Why does that character have to be gay/bi/black/Asian/Hispanic/etc?
A: As opposed to what?
I’ve found this to be a useful response, because many people will hesitate before saying “white” or “straight.” That hesitation comes from the realization, however subconscious, that they have defaulted all characters to white and straight, and are thereby declaring this normal, while everything else is other. From here, if they choose to acknowledge their internalized (unintentional but still harmful) supremacy rather than going on the defensive, they will begin to understand the real value of representation.
Q: This story isn’t about romance! Why does it matter if the characters are gay?
A: What should they be instead?
Essentially the same response. By that logic, any character in any story who does not have a romantic or sexual story arc should be aromantic and/or asexual. But the truth is, sexuality is only one part of a character’s identity (hey! just like IRL!). Any character of any race, gender, or sexual orientation can go on an adventure that does not involve sex or romance.
Maison 5.5m x 5.5m|LVPH
The Windig project proposes to create small habitable structures scattered throughout the park. The rental of these turrets will fund the maintenance of the park. Each turret is 5.5m x 5.5m x 9m and is equipped minimally: one shower, one toilet, a small kitchen and a wood stove.viaarchdaily
LIGHTS just announced her third studio album! It’s titled Little Machines and will be released on September 22nd! Can’t wait!
- Running With The Boys
- Up We Go
- Same Sea
- Muscle Memory
- Oil and Water
- Slow Down
- How We Do It
- Don’t Go Home Without Me
- Lucky Ones*
- From All Sides*
* = bonus track
You can listen to the first single, “Up We Go” here.