Welcome to Web Series World News! This week’s topic…
The inspiration aspect of inclusion
This week Fast Company reported that women who watched “The X-Files” pursued more careers in STEM. If you’ll recall, The X Files isn’t an overly activist-focused show, which only goes to show that representation, full stop, matters.
Many creators who don’t consider their shows particularly inclusive or diverse often write themselves off because their show isn’t explicitly to “raise awareness” or “promote diversity.” However, art doesn’t have to have an activist call to action at the end of each episode to be socially relevant and promoting positive representation!
That in mind… what kinds of representation is your show helping promote? Who are you hoping your show inspires? Dig deep!