If you really believe that representation doesn’t matter, then why the fuck are you threatened by it? If not seeing yourself depicted in stories has no negative psychological impact - if the breakdown of who we see on screen has no bearing on wider social issues - then what would it matter if nine stories out of ten were suddenly all about queer brown women? No big, right? It wouldn’t change anything important; just a few superficial details. Because YOU can identify with ANYONE.
So I guess the problem is that you just don’t want to. Because deep down, you think it’ll make stories worse. And why is that? Oh, yeah: because it means they wouldn’t all be about YOU.
it’s been something like 6 weeks since i’ve had a good long run. last week i thought i wanted to die around mile 4. This week wasn’t looking so good - shark week, 80% humidity, and 10-12 miles on the schedule.
around mile 2 it hit me that i actually felt pretty good (aside from copious sweat, but that’s normal for me for summer running). At mile 5.5 I decided not to be stupid with upping the distance (i hadn’t run more than 10 this training cycle) but decided I might as well try pushing the pace a bit on the way home. Negative splits the entire way home!!!!