DreamWorks Animation Studios has announced the addition of a black female heroine (gasp!) to its repertoire of white dogs, green ogres, snails, Neanderthals, pandas, white people and Antz. In doing so, it joins an elite club consisting of … well, nobody.
Not one major Hollywood studio has released a 3D animated feature starring a black character.
I hung out with a friend today, who I realized has never disappointed me. She’s super awesome. She’s an amazing ally, and just a really good friend even when I was a crappy person, before I got sober. So I feel really grateful to have her in my life.
I’m always impressed by her honesty and her boundaries.
I’m really worried about being passive aggressive in my communication. Especially when I blog. The other day I almost wrote this super fucked up post and then I didn’t because it made me feel SO gross.
Then I went to this grant thingy and I talked to someone and I said I was worried about being denied grants if someone found my work offensive. And we talked about it, and I told her that I talked about white supremacy in a what that was challenged all white people, and I was worried that if anyone googled me and looked at my blog they might decide I was a reverse racist or something.
I felt very proud of myself for doing some positive risk taking and expressing it, and closing a bit more of the gap between this blog and my daily life.
Monday I’m going to set a schedule to write my new zine. It’s going to be big and awesome. I need to start it. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it, now I need to do it.
I just remembered I have yogurt and I got really excited about it. I get really distracted sometimes.
So, it’s good that I spent a lot of time thinking about this zine because, once I sit down it’s likely the blank page will be intimidating, I KNOW the topics I want to cover, and even if I get distracted by yogurt or cartoons or the sudden desire to clean my toilet, I know what the zine is about.
I’m really excited about the cover art and the art that will be in it.