anyway so cc literally told a fan looking for positive Muslim representation that it won’t ever happen because shadowhunters only worship raziel, completely disregarding how this angel bullshit doesn’t fit all religions/cultures and also erasing other religions like buddhism etc by effectively suggesting that shadowhunters “absorb” their philosophies but won’t acknowledge it as a “real” religion bc there’s only one true religion in their universe.
Writer to writer, how do you go about creating characters who extend beyond your sphere of personal knowledge. I don't want to be one of those cishet white writers who only write cishet white characters, but equally as terrifying is misrepresenting whatever group I want to give representation to. Its a really big dilema for me because I have not been exposed to a whole lot in my life yet, so my go to point of reference for creating realistic human characters is myself. Please, any tips?