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”

Only Mostly Devastated

Book Young Adult By Sophie Gonzales  Reviewed by Valerie The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 4.5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 3.5 Body Size Representation: 4 Gender Representation: 4.5 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 4 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: No This is a really cute gay love story about Will and Ollie. Ollie is the main character and Will is theContinue reading “Only Mostly Devastated”

But I’m A Cheerleader

Movie Rated R By Jamie Babbit  Reviewed by Mia The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 3.5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 1 Body Size Representation: 2 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 1 Mental Health Representation: 2 Religious Representation: 2 Own Voice: Yes. Both the director and the screenplay writer are members of the lgbtq+ community. But I’m A Cheerleader is a story aboutContinue reading “But I’m A Cheerleader”

Rent

Musical PG-13 By Jonathan Larson  Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 1 Body Size Representation: 0.3 Gender Representation: 4 Socioeconomic Representation: 5 Mental Health Representation: 4 Religious Representation: 2 Own Voice: Somewhat The show is about a group of friends that include a Latina woman, a black man, and at least one blackContinue reading “Rent”

This Is Us

TV Show Rated TV-14 By Dan Fogelman Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 2 Disability Representation: 3 Body Size Representation: 5 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 1 Mental Health Representation: 5 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: I’m not really sure. I think they have a diverse writer’s room but the creator is a white man whoContinue reading “This Is Us”

Rain

Webcomic By Jocelyn Samara DiDomenick  Reviewed by Alex Kolodney The following are out of 5: Racial Representation: 2.5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 0 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 4 Mental Health Representation: 4 Religious Representation: 1 Own Voice: Yes, the author is a trans woman Rain is a webcomic about Rain Flaherty, a trans girl transferring to a private CatholicContinue reading “Rain”

The Umbrella Academy

TV Show TV-14 Created by Steve Blackman, Jeremy Slater Based on the comic book series by Gerard Way Reviewed by Sam Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 3 Body Size Representation: 2 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 3 Mental Health Representation: 5 Religious Representation: 1 Own Voice: Yes The characters are very well developedContinue reading “The Umbrella Academy”

Crazy Ex Girlfriend

TV Show TV-MA Created by Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom Reviewed by Anonymous Racial Representation: 4.5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 4 Disability Representation: 1 Body Size Representation: 4 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 3 Mental Health Representation: 5 Religious Representation: 4 Own Voice: Yes, Rachel Bloom is both the writer and the lead actress in theContinue reading “Crazy Ex Girlfriend”

team2moms

Instagram account Denise and Ebony Reviewed by Valerie This media has positive messaging and themes regarding: Race, LGBTQ+, Gender team2moms showcases a family with 2 moms loving each other and their identities. They are LGBTQ+ advocates and especially work to inspire people to come out and destigmatize LGBTQ+ families. Their daughter Olivia and one ofContinue reading “team2moms”