The Henna Wars

Book Young Adult By Adiba Jaigirdar  Reviewed by Anonymous The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 3 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 3 Religious Representation: 4 Own Voice: Yes The Henna Wars is a really fun enemies to lovers story that centers a gay couple. It’s cute but also exploresContinue reading “The Henna Wars”

Over the Moon

Movie Rated PG By Glen Keane, John Kahrs  Reviewed by Lyla The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 1 Disability Representation: 1 Body Size Representation: 2 Gender Representation: 4 Socioeconomic Representation: 1 Mental Health Representation: 1 Religious Representation: 1 Own Voice: No As a Chinese American, I really related to this story. The Chinese customs and stories were very authentic. TheContinue reading “Over the Moon”

OCDaniel

Book By Wesley King   Reviewed by Anonymous The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 4 LGBTQ+ Representation: 2 Disability Representation: 4 Body Size Representation: 2 Gender Representation: 4 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 5 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: Yes Wesley King writes about a boy named Daniel who struggles in silence with his mental health. King says it is almost autobiographicalContinue reading “OCDaniel”

Futurama

TV Show By Matt Groening, David X. Cohen  Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 3 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0.7 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 1 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 4 Mental Health Representation: 3 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: No There is an important character who is black and he has a black wife and son. There isContinue reading “Futurama”

Thor: Ragnarok

Movie PG-13 Directed by Taika Waititi  Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 3 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0.2 Disability Representation: 3 Body Size Representation: 0.5 Gender Representation: 4 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 3 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: Not really There is a prominent black character who was intended to be bisexual. There are one-eyed characters. There are someContinue reading “Thor: Ragnarok”

Black Panther

Movie PG-13 Written by Joe Robert Cole Directed by Ryan Coogler Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 1 Gender Representation: 3 Socioeconomic Representation: 2 Mental Health Representation: 1 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: Yes It’s about the royal family of an African country, so all but two of theContinue reading “Black Panther”

Hamilton: an American Musical

Musical PG-13 By Lin-Manuel Miranda Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 3 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0.5 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 1 Gender Representation: 4 Socioeconomic Representation: 3 Mental Health Representation: 0 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: No The characters are historical figures who were white and probably straight in real life, but they’re played almost entirely by peopleContinue reading “Hamilton: an American Musical”

New Girl

TV Show Rated TV-14 By Elizabeth Meriwether, Berkley Johnson, J. J. Philbin, Dave Finkel  Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 1 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 0 Religious Representation: 2 Own Voice: Kind of, Elizabeth Meriwether was inspired by inspired by her experience of “bouncing from Craigslist subletContinue reading “New Girl”

Superstore

TV Show Rated TV 14 By Justin Spitzer  Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 4 Body Size Representation: 3 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 3 Mental Health Representation: 0 Religious Representation: 1 Own Voice: No Superstore has a diverse cast of characters, specifically containing a Latina woman, a Jewish man, a disabled blackContinue reading “Superstore”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia)

TV Show PG-13 By Hideaki Anno  Reviewed by Anonymous The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 4 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0 Disability Representation: 1 Body Size Representation: 3 Gender Representation: 4 Socioeconomic Representation: 3 Mental Health Representation: 4 Religious Representation: 2 Own Voice: The writer and director, Hideaki Anno, has first hand experience dealing with mental illness and depression, but is not part of aContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia)”