If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably heard a little bit about #SWRepMatters. In essence, we are a grassroots campaign advocating for representation and inclusion for marginalized groups in entertainment. We love fictional media, namely Star Wars, and we want that far, far away galaxy to be better. We want it to show our world as it actually is: diverse, queer, multifaceted, complex, with people thriving despite many intersections of oppression. We desire acknowledgement of nepotism, privilege, and systems of oppression that need to be overcome so more stories can be seen and heard. We know media is a huge source of learning for the Western world—we want it to reflect the consequences of colonization and diaspora that many people globally experience.
“My Chinese name is now part of Star Wars. I’m glad I never changed it. It reps that little girl struggling with her identity & dreaming of something more.”
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This is freaking AMAZING INFO! Congratulations to @TroyKotsur! This is one of my favorite moments in chapter 5 as my son used sign language to communicate between the ages of 2-3years old due to his SPD. Much Respect! #SWRepMatters #TheMandalorian https://twitter.com/swautograph/status/1203776755057774592
@TroyKotsur @DarthVonOhlen I'd love to see this news get out there. Having a Deaf actor in the world's most popular show is a big deal. Can any of you help spread the word: @FanthaTracks @OuterRimPodcast @BTBDStarWars @futureotforce @SteeleWars @RFRRebelForce @urangelb @TheSWU