representation fucking matters.
THIS IS WHY WE NEED GOOD, REAL REPRESENTATION OF MINORITIES IN KIDS SHOWS AND FILMS, SO THEY CAN HAVE SOMEONE TO RELATE TO. THIS IS SO SO FUCKING IMPORTANT.
At first I was like “People don’t need a character to relate to in order to feel good about themselves. I’m autistic and grew up without an autistic character to relate to and I have a good self-esteem.” Then I realized how fucking nice it would have been to come home from a hard day of being bullied and have an autistic character to look up to.
I sure showed me. This is, indeed, fucking important. u_u