Chris. 19. I like the countryside, good clothes, morning walks, going places, coffee shops, friday evenings, old friends, the environment, baths, laughing too much, The Times, driving at night, and the name Scarlett.
My sister is dark skinned and I have now become acutely aware of how minuscule the number of black characters in books, films, adverts, tv programmes, catalogues etc, actually is. It’s also interesting how the characters that girls play in anything from books to tv shows are nearly always inferior to the boy characters. I mean even dressing up outfits for girls (nurses, witches..) are ‘lesser roles’ than the ones for boys (important jobs like soldiers, policemen, fireman, doctors) .
"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."
"A few days earlier, photographs emerged of young residents relaxing on folding chairs as they watched the bombing. Some smoked water pipes; others had brought popcorn. On one level, the “Sderot cinema” sums up the asymmetry of this so-called conflict: of Gazans huddled in terror as a military superpower pounds their overcrowded, besieged open-air prison camp; while on the other side of the border, Israelis joyously celebrate their country’s military might, whatever fear they have of Hamas rockets eclipsed by the thrill of bombs detonating in the near distance"