Doing Diversity in Writing

DDW - S2 Ep 06 - Diversity and representation in Disney’s Encanto

February 24, 2022

In this episode of Doing Diversity in Writing, we—Bethany and Mariëlle—discuss diversity and representation in Disney’s Encanto. 

 

What we talked about

  • All the ways in which diversity shows up in Encanto, from skin colour to body type, to the different roles the characters get to play
  • How no cultural artefact, including Encanto, can speak for an entire community, and why that is OK
  • How Encanto is a step in the right direction as far as diverse representation goes

(Re)sources mentioned on the show

 

We didn’t mention all of these during the episode, but these are some of the resources we dug into while preparing for the recording. 

 

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