“Imagine a world where no mirror ever shows you your own reflection…”

…You search in vain for a glimpse of your face, your eyes, your existence. Instead you are met again and again with blank glass that shows a world without you in it. There are images enough, of other people, of faces and voices and peoples unlike your own. But never of you, never of your face and what it reveals about your hopes and dreams and fears. It is as if you make no impact on the world and have no importance to it. And it leaves you feeling lost. Bewildered. Alone.

— Ambelin Kwaymullina on You are not alone: Why we need more Indigenous writers and characters in Australian YA (via wocinsolidarity) [But obviously resonates with all underrepresented communities]

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