For a while now, the role of narrative has loomed ever larger in my mind as a primary mover in the trajectory of individuals and cultures. But for some reason I had not connected this to the idea of representation, which tbh I have held some disdain for.
My previously long held belief was that you should treat all your dealings with humans as if the world was a pure meritocracy, ignoring artificially constructed barriers.
And that through this mindset power and privilege would disseminate in a sort of cultural osmosis.
I see increasing representation in society as a means of providing new narratives which people can use to fight the toxic ones they've been implanted with and through this struggle empower themselves.
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