so yeah candice patton deserves all the awards and recognition in the world. the crap she gets for playing iris west all because she’s black and not some white redhead like in the comics?? people have put her through a lot and yet she still tries not to let it faze her. she’s so strong and the type of person everyone should look up to. i really admire her strength and every time she is praised for her role as iris i can’t help but get emotional cause, like YES she deserves it and representation is so important. she truly paved the way for other black women. i just…i just love her a lot and i’m so glad she gets to play an iconic character that makes a huge difference in the media.