representation

Representation is crucial for feeling comfortable in your own skin, especially at predominantly white institutions

My first day on campus, I put on my headphones and turned on Google Maps.Continue...

Moving beyond the male gaze

The first time I watched the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice , I replayed the iconic ‘hand scene’ at least ten times.Continue...

‘Never Have I Ever’ charms viewers with more nuanced representation in season two

In the second season of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, impulsive and charming main character Devi Vishwakumar shines, and the ground-breaking Indian American representation that captured our hearts becomes more nuanced.Continue...

Embracing queer contestants makes for better reality TV

Shows like Too Hot to Handle , The Bachelor , and Love is Blind are inherently spectacles, but their representation—or lack thereof—impacts the way we perceive queer relationships, especially if shows reinforce damaging stereotypes surrounding the LGBTQ2S+ community.Continue...

Simu Liu’s statement on ‘Kim’s Convenience’ is a monumental act of progress in the entertainment industry

A show like Kim’s Convenience has a deep impact by virtue of its existence. Regardless of how you may feel about the show’s writing or character development, it gave hope and optimism to the future of TV.Continue...