Have you seen this adorable new short film called, "In a Heartbeat,", yet? If you haven't take a look below. Once I saw it I knew I had to post it on my blog.
Media representation is few and far between for the LGBTQA+ community that when something, especially a cartoon, is released it is important that it is seen.
Imagine growing up and not seeing yourself reflected in movies, TV shows, books, and music. Imagine growing up an only seeing yourself. Lack of diversity in media can lead to feelings of isolation and being "less than." On the flip side only seeing yourself reflected can lead to feelings of superiority and privilege.
Many times these feelings are subconscious because that is how media effects us, especially children and teenagers in developing years. When something with diversity is released it deserves to be celebrated.
Am I saying this short film is perfect? Of course not. However, it is a step in the right direction and who knows, maybe a movie is close behind.
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