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Episode 15 - Creating Diverse Characters (w/ Sarah Millman)

May 1st, 2019

Get ready to go on a real intense journey with us this week as Claire and Bry sit down with the indie comic legend Sarah Millman to discuss how to go about creating diverse characters.

Yeh, we know we're all super white girls, but that's actually the point - how do we, as the privileged majority, depict realistic fictional people of colour, LGBTQ+ or neurodiverse characters when we don't have those experiences ourselves, and where do we draw the line between stories that are ours to tell and stories that aren't? Together we scratch the surface of this HUGE topic, give you some tips on ways to research and things to avoid, and drop plenty of examples of the good versus the not so good (we're lookin' at you JK!) 

Oh and click here to check out Sarah's Kickstarter for NPC Tea Issue 6!



Trigger Warning with Killer Mike (Netflix) 

How Long 'Til Black Future Month (Short Stories) by N. K. Jemisin

Bloom (Comic) by Kevin PanettaSavanna Ganucheau



Sarah Millman: @Heart_of_Time



Claire: @ClaireASpiller

Bry: @FlurishingQuirk

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