“While creatives are asking themselves tougher questions when it comes to gender representation in cartoons, they’re often the ones pushing for diversity onscreen at a very high personal cost.” More at Insider.
Insider created a searchable database of queer characters in children’s cartoons! Take a peek here.
Friend of the Gutter Jessica Ritchey on Beverly Cleary and ordinary lives at RogerEbert.com. “Her books taught children to see the worlds they grew up in as universes unto themselves. That adventure could be found in exploring the woods behind your house or in writing letters to someone […]
“Sesame Street had had originally been conceived as a novel way of bringing remedial education into the homes of disadvantaged children, especially children of color. [Dr. Chester Pierce], though, saw a different kind of potential for a show like this: one that could directly counter and counteract the […]
Horror Editor Angela closes out our annual Switcheroo Month with some thoughts on Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. ~~~ As regular readers may remember from my near-constant referencing of it, I am a mother. That’s right; I’m responsible for the care and feeding of a 4-year-old girl child. […]
Michelle Yeoh reads Lotus & Feather, written by Ji-Li Jiang and illustrated by Julie Downing.