Guys this picture is so important to me. Sometimes i back out of cosplaying a character because im worried people will judge me or shame me for doing it because im black. Im constantly worried people wont take my cosplays seriously because im just a black girl dressing up as iconic white characters. And sometimes that fear makes me feel like I shouldnt do it, like cosplaying isnt for me and I shouldnt go to cons.
But meeting this little girl made me understand how important it is to show my love for characters even if they arent my race. This little girl came up to me and asked for a picture at LexCon, and I almost cried. She came up to me the ONLY black Harley in a sea of perfectly “accurate” white Harleys. And I was so happy she did, and so happy I was there. Im glad I chose to cosplay a character I love, and to be there representing black cosplayers, because now this little girl might have a little bit more confidence in herself. Maybe my being there helped this little girl see that even girls like her can be geeky and cosplay whoever they want.
I really hope so. I know this made me feel more confident. And this is a picture im gonna treasure forever!
The last three Disney films that starred POC were the Emperor’s New Groove in 2000, Brother Bear in 2003 and Princess and the Frog in 2009.
What did they have in common?
what if you were in bed tonight and you were really lonely and sad and you were lying with your arm hanging out over the edge of the bed into the darkness and just as you were going to sleep, the darkness reached out and held your hand
i made a thing
i don’t think i’m as freaked out by the dark anymore
OKAY SO I’m not very good with expressing myself with this sort of thing (haro would be a much better candidate for this as she is much better at this than me lol), but I wanna talk about THIS SMILE. This smile has always stood out to me cause it says a lot about America’s character.
America is all smiles more often than not. He’s just a nice, happy guy, so of course he smiles a lot. That’s just who he is. But this smile- this smile is different from his usual smiles. It’s a genuine, sincerely happy smile. America is pretty much a big ball of sunshine to begin with, but this smile right here just radiates happiness.
He’s genuinely happy about England’s gift. He’s so happy he has tears coming out of the side of his eyes. Rather than just tease England (which he does as well cause, hey, he’s America and that’s what he does), he honestly tells England how happy he is.
If only he could be more honest more often though THAT GOES FOR YOU TOO ENGLAND
This strip is amazing and it also gave us these wonderful expressions.
I love America’s expression because he just looks so… thrown off his guard. (Which, in turn, leads to that amazing smile mentioned above. <3) And, of course, England being so preciously embarrassed and…
Okay, I’m done. They’re just so precious that I could probably go on for awhile (and this is only one strip lol) but I won’t.
(also obvs this is just my opinion so if you disagree that’s great people interpret stuff differently so yay)