i’m still sick with the flu! it’s been three weeks! i’m writing a story! i’m doing a lot of research for a trans character and earlier i was saying that i’m “having to do” research but then i corrected myself because that makes it sound like it is burden. that is the way of thinking when it comes to educating yourself about oppression. but it is not a burden, it is a joy ! i am trying to write a story that would have meant the world to me if i had read it when i was 14, 15 or 16 when i was drowning in books and films and music that only featured white people and their experiences. maybe this trans character will mean something to a trans girl out there. and it is not a burden to do this research, it is a joy and a duty!
Learn from everyone. Follow no one. Watch for patterns. Work like hell.Scott McCloud (via larmoyante)