I spent a lot of time with you thinking I was second best, but you know what? I am good.
“Whether we like to admit it or not, the characters who inhabit our screen stories – who we fall in love with, laugh with, cry with, and grow older with - have an impact on our lives. They help to shape who we are, who we aspire to be, and how we view the world around us. That’s why representation in mainstream media matters.” - Rebecca Brand
Being able to sit in front of the telly on a Saturday night and see a woman with the same skin colour as me and similar hair to mine go out and save the world on a weekly basis was a complete novelty that brought me so much joy as a shy 14 year old. In a year group of 100+ people I was the only girl at school who wasn’t white; sometimes I felt like that didn’t matter, and sometimes I felt like (or was made to feel like) it really, really did. Monday to Friday I often felt invisible, but Saturday nights with Martha Jones helped put the smile back on my face.
cautiously optimistic…still don’t trust moffat though…