I know you don’t like to talk, but you gotta do it for her.

This arc took a total of three scenes in the season (four if you count the scene where she’s not in the visiting room) and it still carried more weight than everything Larry’s dealt with the entire series.

this guy is like 50000x more important than Larry.






#this is not an exaggeration okay #children do say this #children do wonder why they can’t find themselves in the media #don’t fucking tell me it doesn’t matter #it matters so much #children NEED to see themselves represented #or else they grow up feeling inferior and not worthy

No I have to reblog this again cus I am crying right now look at the dads face

This is why my mother made it a point to show me and my sister how beautiful the black dolls were when she would take us to the toy store when we were little. I was the only kid in my kindergarden class who would draw pictures of people and actually color in the faces, which I vividly remember doing, but didn’t think anything of it at the time. Not all of them were of my parents either. Some were bible scenes (I went to a Catholic school) and the rest was just fictional people that I would make up stories for.

My mom told me that apparently it was so odd, that my teacher pointed it out with confusion during one of the routine parent/teacher meetings, and asked her and my father why I did that when none of the other kids did it.

I repeat, my kindergarden teacher looked at two black parents and asked with genuine confusion why their black daughter colored in the faces of people in her drawings.

This why representation matters. I wasn’t the only black kid in that class, but I was the only one coloring in the hands and faces of the people I drew, and my parents were questioned about it, as though it were some alien concept.