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


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