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Beth Revis on the Importance of Representation

“I know part of the reason why I’m more aware of the world around me, its diversity and its prejudice, is because of my friends, the ones I’ve made in the past few years, the ones who are more different from me, who helped me see the world through their eyes, or at least see the world with them in it. I don’t claim to have eradicated all my ignorance, but I’m glad I’m more aware of the world around me, more aware of what I can do to help make it a better place–because you can’t really do good without seeing the bad that exists. Words are powerful things. They can start–or end–wars. People believe in words. They are the fundamental expression of ourselves, the division between human and not, the means by which we learn”

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