yeah its aight man im just
and ive been getting these asks all night and i feel like im talking to a brick wall and just. u g h.
my thoughts on that is like. if a character looks like they could just “have a tan” i’d just scratch that idea altogether. because why have a cookie cutter pale character when you could have a dark skinned character y’know. because representation is important.
like sure reyn could have a tan.
or. or. he could have dark skin.
representation is just way way more appealing and i suppose its just a fact of our society that we immediately default to pale/white/tans you feel me.
i dunno. representation is super duper important. a lot of people dont realize the effect that the media has on us, but it is significant. the media shapes who we are, it shapes our opinions and interests and creates social constructs. its just all about what we’re exposed to. and when youre exposed to nothing but white people constantly, thats all you begin to see. and it contributes to racism as a whole in that we dont think of poc. and therefore they dont get a voice.
poc need a voice. they need to be seen and heard and celebrated for being beautiful and just existing and being wonderful for being them. and in a society that constantly broadcasts pale skin, they dont get that voice.
representation is just super super important, never forget.