What if, alongside our go-to books and shows, we dose ourselves with fiction that is not only absorbing and entertaining but also portrays people rising up against injustice together?
Our favorite fiction is full of police and superheroes. And activists?? Not so much. Let’s seek out stories with activists, the courageous first responders against injustice! And let’s look into why there aren’t more of them.
We’ll ask why activists–when they do appear–are so often shown as unappealing stereotypes, not real people.
Does this matter? If so, what can we do about it?