This year I took a POC reading challenge where I would make a conscious effort to read books where a major character was not white. So far 22 out of the 37 books I’ve read fit. 56%.
As a result I’ve been exposed to a wider range of narratives and identify more with the stories.
But books aren’t the only media I consume. In fact my sources of entertainment are as follows:
What if I applied the POC challenge to all my sources of entertainment? What if only watched movies, TV shows, and webshows that included people of color in a major role? I’m sure I would get similar results: rich, diverse narratives that are closer to my experience.
I AM GOING TO TRY TUMBLR! Wish me luck (or join me)!