I'm really emotional. You said Richonne was iconic and you're right. Seeing a black woman, dark skinned like me, being showered with love and affection and now freaking gifts from the white male lead in one of the biggest shows on tv right now? It's groundbreaking. And the message it'll send is amazing.
PT2: “And it’s not in a “oh my gosh the white man is accepting me!” nonsense way. It’s that she isn’t a stereotype. She’s strong and capable, but also gentle and sweet. She’s badass, but also affectionate. She’s independent, but also ready to share her life with the one she loves. She’s dark skinned and more than worthy of love and adoration - and gifts of cats! Lol. THAT’s the message young girls of colour watching will receive. We are beautiful!“
oh anon ;-; oh my gosh. thank you for sharing these feelings with me. i feel the same and i am so so happy. twd has its flaws but if they did one thing right it was bringing rick and michonne together. and portraying them with so much love and passion and such a deep connection that the last thing you think of when looking at them smile at one another is the colour of their skin. but at the same time, when you see the light and dark of their hands coming together to hold each other you can’t help but smile like an idiot and be so happy that a love like this is being shown on such a massive show. i’m so proud to be a richonner oml *sobs*