beasts of the southern wild


15 Movies That Aren’t About Straight Thin White People That You Need To See

There are few things more depressing than trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t white. It’s also depressing trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t straight. Oh, and when you try to think of movies starring women who are plus-sized? Ha! Good luck with coming up with more than a handful, if that much.

Despite the fact that there are so many different kinds of girls out there–black, brown, queer, fat, etc–the media really hasn’t caught up, especially the movie industry. Seriously, we have a larger chance of seeing vampire girls than seeing a gay Asian chick. I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure there are more gay Asian chicks than vampires. What gives? Er, okay, the answer is racism but anyway…

There might be a huge lack of diversity in some of your favorite movies, but there are still some great films out there that actually represent the diversity of young women’s experiences. Check out these 15 movies that aren’t about straight, thin white people and add some new favorites to your list.


“There was something magical about Quvenzhané Wallis that draws people to her and will continue to draw audiences to her for a long time to come. The prestige of being nominated for an Academy Award is a well deserved honor for cinemas new princess. Although she may be taking everything in stride, as children often do, as I watched her dance around our studio that day with a paper crown falling off her head, I could almost see her growing right in front of my eyes into the woman that will one day take her place on the throne as the queen of the silver screen.”


Inktober Week 4!!!

And here’s the last full week of my Influences and Inspirations Inktober :D (This week was on the more recent side of things that have affected me) There’s just three more days of October, and it’s been so much fun drawing all of these this month.

(Week 1)

(Week 2)

(Week 3)