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I Want to Live Inside of Shonda Rhimes’ Matriarchy Bubble

"I am so deep in a matriarchy bubble over here that I forgot a simple truth: It's a bubble, and a small one at that."

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Disney’s Mulan Finds Its Lead and It Is an Actual Chinese Actress

Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter announced that the live-action adaptation of Disney's Mulan found its lead in Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu. Even more impressive, the people in charge of casting went out of their way to ensure that they got an ethnically Chinese actress.

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The Ninjas, Stereotypes, and Super-Special White People of “Akira Yoshida” Comics

C.B. Cebulski didn't only write for Marvel under a Japanese fake identity; he was also hired to write a bunch of comics set in Japan under that name. And those comics sure feature a whole lot of honor killings, ninjas, and white people being very special.

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It’s National Run For Office Day!

#RunforSomething

There's one guaranteed way to make sure your elected representatives are as passionate as you are about the issues you care about: be that representative! 

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In Lack of Representation News: Less Than 5% of TV Writers Are Black & Half of Latinx Characters Are Criminals

The 2017 Emmy season was an important one in terms of highlighting the accomplishments of women and people of color in the entertainment industry. Two first wins and the first win in a category for a black actor in almost twenty years. It looked really promising. A recent study was done by the organization, Color of Change found that in the television writing rooms less than 5% of writers are black.

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13 Political Podcasts to Help You Keep Up With & Actually Understand the World Around You

From (mostly) marginalized voices.

If it feels like the entire world has gotten political overnight, that's because it has. But it can be hard to keep up with the news, let alone fully understand it. Here are 13 podcasts, primarily from women, POC, and LGBTQIA voices, to help you understand the world around you.

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Helpful Tip For Writing Diverse Characters—Try

At this point, it feels like the conversation about diversity in books should be a simple one. We need more of it because the majority of books being published by major publication houses are white and straight and that needs to chance. Done? Nope. A user from Twitter used the platform to let everyone know that she had a "hot take" on diversity.

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Disney Channel’s Andi Mack to Feature a Gay Storyline

It is hard to believe in the world of media that there are still "firsts" when it comes to networks having LGBTQA content on their shows. It seems like ages since Nickelodeon had Korra and Asami come out as bisexual on The Legend of Korra or the queer content on Cartoon Networks' Steven Universe. Yet, on Disney Channel's original series Andi Mack, a main character is going to come out as gay for the first time.

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Mattie Belmonde: The Dark Horse of Carmilla

With the Carmilla movie only three days away, I have been eyebrows deep in a very intense re-watch for personal and professional reasons. There are many reasons why Carmilla has grown to become such a huge success: the amazing LGBTQIA representation, the creative storytelling, the mythology and the stunning cast and creative team that has surrounded the project. All those things are excellent, but for me personally, the thing I love most about the show is, Mattie.

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DC Comics Is Receiving an Award for Their Depiction of LGBTQIA Characters, but There’s Still a Lot of Work to Do

The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Entertainment Network (GLSEN) announced that they're awarding this year's Visionary Award to DC Comics, citing the publisher's "commitment to showcasing diverse storylines."

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Wes Anderson’s Japan-Based Isle of Dogs Stars Notable Asian Actors Tilda Swinton & Scarlett Johansson

The trailer for Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs dropped today. It's an adorable looking stop-motion story of a boy searching for his missing dog. It's also a whitewashing mess.

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Things We Saw Today: Check Out All the Amazing Art of #DrawingWhileBlack

This weekend, the hashtag #DrawingWhileBlack will celebrate and appreciate black artists, illustrators, painters, and graphic designers. Follow the tag to bring tons of amazing art into your Twitter feed.

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After Accusations of Whitewashing, Daniel Dae Kim Is in Talks to Replace Ed Skrein in Hellboy

After actor Ed Skrein left the upcoming Hellboy reboot amid criticisms of whitewashing, the movie's producers said they would "look to recast the part with an actor more consistent with the character in the source material." And it looks like they're actually following through on that promise.

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#ExpressiveAsians Mocks the Racism of Hollywood Casting Directors

Twitter responded appropriately to a casting director's anecdote about how "Asians are a challenge to cast because most casting directors feel as though they’re not very expressive." UM. WHAT.

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ABC Is Rebooting The Greatest American Hero With An Indian-American Woman As the Hero

ABC and 20th Century Fox will reboot '80s superhero comedy The Greatest American Hero with a new protagonist: Meera, "a 30-year-old Indian-American woman from Cleveland, whose talents include tequila drinking and karaoke and not much else."

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Look At These Reactions to The Tico Sisters Merch, and Then Try and Tell Me Representation Doesn’t Matter

Many Asian and Asian-American women around the world were excited to see themselves represented in Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise for the characters Rose and Paige Tico.

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Hari Kondabolu’s New Documentary Tackles the Harmful Representation of The Simpsons’ Apu

In a documentary for TruTV called The Problem With Apu, comedian Hari Kondabolu talks about the impact of the Simpsons character on him and other actors and comedians in the industry. Kal Penn, Aparna Nancherla, Hasan Minaj, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Aasif Mandvi, Maulik Pancholy, and Sakina Jaffrey make appearances.

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Close-Knit Breaks Ground as a Mainstream Japanese Film About a Trans Woman

Japan just premiered one of its first mainstream LGBTQ movies about a trans woman, and the response has been pretty positive overall.

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Marvel’s Kevin Feige Is Happy Wonder Woman Crushed That Woman Superhero Barrier He’s Spent Years Tiptoeing Around

There are a whole lot of Marvel fans who are disappointed by their heel dragging when it comes to producing a woman-led movie, and Wonder Woman's box office bonanza is proof of what they've been missing out on.

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What’s High School Like in Spider-Man Homecoming?

Star Zendaya says the high school in Homecoming will reflect modern social dynamics, where the smart kids are "cool," and that the diverse cast ensures this school actually looks like it's in New York City.

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