not degrassi

You are not a fake fan if you only like the movies

You are not a fake fan if you only like the books

You are not a fake fan if you only like the TV show

You are not a fake fan if you don’t want to rewatch

You are not a fake fan if you don’t want to reread

You are not a fake fan if you are not active in the fandom

You are not a fake fan if you don’t buy merch

You are not a fake fan if you don’t go to cons

You are not a fake fan if you dislike the actors/authors

You are not a fake fan if you skip episodes

You are not a fake fan if you skip chapters

You are not a fake fan if you don’t ship the main ship

You are not a fake fan if you dislike the characters

You are not a fake fan if you only watch/read to get a taste of LGBT+ representation

The only thing that makes you a ‘fake fan’ is if you pretend to like something for someone else’s benefit

Imagine your otp
  • <p> <b>Person C:</b> *to person A* "Alright now's your chance, go and get 'em. "<p/><b>Person A:</b> *sweating profusely as they sit next to person B* "H-hey uh you wanna get out of here and go get some... sex. "<p/><b>Person B:</b> *Chokes*<p/></p>
Bi+ Visibility Week (ft. cute bi boys and girls)

Delphine Cormier - Orphan Black

Originally posted by gracetowno

Sarah Manning - Orphan Black

Originally posted by iheartcosima

Miles Hollingsworth - Degrassi: Next Class

Originally posted by smileshollingsworth

Clarke Griffin - The 100

Originally posted by morleybell

Sara Lance - Legends of Tomorrow

Originally posted by marcomardon

Magnus Bane - Shadowhunters

Originally posted by softshumjr

Dorothy Castlemore - All For One

Originally posted by thelittledrunkapple

Dee Warson - Coupleish

Originally posted by thecarolinebelle

Brittany S. Pierce - Glee

Originally posted by snixnbritt

Waverly Earp - Wynonna Earp

Originally posted by wayhaughts-earp

Piper Chapman - Orange Is The New Black

Originally posted by alex-hearts-piper

(WE NEED MORE BI BOYS IN MEDIA SPREAD THE WORD)

things that are included in the new season of degrassi next class: 

proper bisexual representation
someone struggling with their gender identity
the same person identifying as non-binary
discussion of using the right pronouns
accurate portrayal of all the islamophobia muslims are facing nowadays
amazing muslim representation
a healthy lesbian relationship
tons of lgbt+ people
lots of poc representation
accurate portrayal of a mentally ill person showing side effects of their illness
deciding not to have your lesbophobic mom in your life

and most importantly: a good, positive ending for all the characters who graduated

You guys may not like Esme, but she’s high-key one of the best mental health stories Degrassi has ever told. I am continuously impressed with her arc. So far it is more accurate than any of the mental illnesses shown during TNG (Craig, Eli, etc.) and more consistent than any of the other mental illness stories during NC (Miles, Maya, Hunter). Most of those characters were written to be more like-able but they also got help/treatment much sooner (most of them within only a couple of episodes after they started showing symptoms). 

Degrassi has a long history of inaccurate or inconsistent mental health story lines - whether it’s the eating disorders that magically go away within 2 episodes, or the symptoms of bipolar disorder and depression that only appeared when the entire episode was going to revolve around those illnesses. But in almost every single scene Esme has been in since she came onto the show, she has shown consistent symptoms of a personality disorder. Hyper-sexuality, mania, rage issues, suicidal tendencies, fear of abandonment, etc. are all symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder and she displays them in every single episode. Hell, in her first scene she displayed impulsive behavior (cutting off her hair) and then Miles immediately became her FP (favorite person, a term used in the borderline community). 

You don’t have to like her on a personal level (although I really don’t think you should hate her either) but you should at least be able to appreciate her character from both a creative and psychological point of view. Creatively, because of how well she is written and acted. Psychologically, because of how accurately she portrays the symptoms of untreated mental illness. As long as the writers pull through with eventually giving her a proper diagnosis (hopefully a personality disorder) and treatment, she will be their best example of a mental illness story yet. (Not to say Craig, Eli, Miles, Maya, etc. weren’t great too - they were, and they were much more loveable characters, but the accuracy of Esme is next level)