This week we recorded a podcast on representation in children’s media. As a group from a minoritised ethnic background, we were all stumped by our opening question: "who did you identify with in children's media?" Slowly, we found one or two relatable characters growing up, however, they were often side characters or reinforced racial stereotypes.
Looking at children’s media today, we can see how much representation is changing and having a positive impact on children, through diverse characters and stories. The podcast will be out later this year, but in the meantime, reflect with us. Who did you identify with in the media when you were growing up? Has this representation changed? Coincidentally, Meghan Markle takes a similar subject matter in her podcast this week - specifically Hollywood stereotypes - and we explore this further in our Story of the Week.