Representation, today.
October 8, 2016 1:03 PM   Subscribe

Today, I bring you a small handful of stories about representation mattering to people. Previously, a story about #toylikeme mattering to those with disabilities. About a black man cosplaying Batman mattering to a fellow-cosplaying child. About finally seeing yourself mattering to inventors of worlds. And a short note about a common experience of mattering in airports to young girls.
posted by TheNewWazoo (7 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
The Batman story made it all dusty in here.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 1:30 PM on October 8, 2016 [11 favorites]

This is all good.
posted by chavenet at 1:41 PM on October 8, 2016

"As many of you know I've had to deal with issues regarding bigots who can't seem to wrap their mind around the idea of a black guy cosplaying Batman, because "Batman is historically white, there are plenty of black characters you could do instead".

I'd like to contrast this with the fact that as a voting block, in a few weeks real-life black people are going to be saving real-life America from its own worst self.
posted by mhoye at 2:01 PM on October 8, 2016 [28 favorites]

Thanks for this post.
posted by jessamyn at 2:08 PM on October 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

This is the BEST.
posted by Hermione Granger at 2:55 PM on October 8, 2016

Taking off his Batman cowl to teach a child that anyone can be a hero was a moment of strongest possible cosplay. He took the mask off and became Bruce Wayne.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 7:12 PM on October 8, 2016 [8 favorites]

This is awesome, thank you for posting!
posted by pseudostrabismus at 10:24 PM on October 8, 2016

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