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Representation Matters

Diversity is not just a buzz word. In a world that is a melting pot of races, genders, sexualities, and religions, it should be the norm that all of these different kinds of people are represented in major media. But... they're not. Movies, television, and books are still predominantly made up of and catered to white, straight men, and if anyone tries to step away from that and have non-white, non-straight, non-male characters, suddenly there's a cry of "everything is so political these days!"

Y'all. People are not political statements. Everybody deserves to see themselves represented in the media they consume.

I'm a white, bisexual woman, and quite frankly, I'm tired of seeing white people, mostly white men, in all of the media I consume. I loved the Ghostbusters remake that came out in 2016, and I'm still angry and bitter, to this day, about what was done to this movie, and how its franchise chances were ruined because of a bunch of whiny white guys…

Limping into the New Year

Well, this year didn't start off with quite the bang I'd anticipated. The new job I started ended up taking a huge toll on my health, both mental and physical, so I ended up quitting ("limping" in the title of the post isn't just a metaphor...). I've been evaluating what kind of job would make me happy, and have set my sights on working from home. This is likely the dream for everyone, but I think in terms of my mental health especially, this is what will work best for me. I still have a part-time job, but I'm looking to add freelance proofreading and editing on the side.

To that end, I've finally set up a seller account on Fiverr, and have posted a gig for proofreading and editing. The packages I'm offering go up to 20,000 words, but I am taking custom orders, so if you have something you want me to proofread and/or edit that's over 20,000 words, feel free to contact me and we'll work something out.

If you would like to support me financi…