The Lisa Problem
I started what I thought was going to be a funny mashup blog, and the longer I posted the more I began realizing that I loved seeing bell’s wisdom interact with one of the most nostalgic, unexamined cultural texts that I, and everyone I know, had ingested growing up.
And you know what’s frustrating? I’m a white woman, and I would love NOT to have an overwhelming number of these posts be depicting people who look like me. But Lisa Turtle is the sole WOC in a regular role on the show, and to use her for each post on race feels like I’m dipping into tokenism. And maybe I’ll write a research paper on this one day, but you know who can afford grad school? NOT THIS GIRL.
Who has advice?
EDIT: I had originally written “POC” because I had forgotten about AC Slater, that gem.