When I talk about how important it is to have diversity in media. And a lot of people don't believe me. Why is it such a big deal, they say. Well PREPARE TO FEEL LIKE AN ASS AND MAYBE CRY A LITTLE.
In response to a Tumblr post showing the deaf mermaid of color that was on that Little Mermaid show:
"When i was younger, one of my best friends was a deaf guyanese girl, and her fave princess was Ariel, mainly bc she related to her living without a voice (and her love of swimming)
When this episode aired, she cried and squawked and made sounds that were almost understandable… She saw herself as a mermaid, on tv, with her favourite character of all time
Representation matters, always, no matter what"
See the thread on Tumblr here.