If you are educated about certain topics (Islam, Asian Characters, Black People, Hispanics, Latinas/Latinos,etc) please tell me/us about it here! The community needs the information atm and I’ll make an instagram post with your information (I’ll give credit ofc). And if you know good pages where I can do my own research, please tell me them!
-> If you have outfit or character ideasc(Ink and LL) for specific cultures/countries, feel free to share them!
-> If YOU are for ex. a muslim, asian, latina/latino,… feel free to tell us the DO’s and DON’T DO’s when writing about muslims, asians,…
And don’t let this thread die, as we need to change some things in the community.
I think that the title says it all. The community (especially on instagram) is extremely toxic at the moment. Autors are not respecting other cultures (by misusing hairstyles, clothes and religious phrases), saying words that they are not supposed to say, writing problematic stories and even promoting stories for (not even little) MONEY. And don’t forget about the abusive characters.
-> This is why I want to start a project on instagram (and maybe the forums). We can create posts (threads) that include information about important topics (Religions, Black People, specific phrases, …). And we can stop the misuse of some features on episode (like I said, hairstyles, backgrounds and outfits).
By starting this project, people can be educated and informed instead of just being hated on by “us” (no, I’m not defending specific people/autors).
How will this help? Autors/Creators/Readers will be informed about certain topics AND they (hopefully) won’t misuse them (again). If they don’t misuse them anymore, there won’t be any toxic “tea to be spilled” on episode. And if we create positivity posts (there are already some on instagram), the community will (HOPEFULLY) not “spill the tea” or create drama anymore. I’m aware that the drama won’t ever fully go away.
If you want to join this project just let me know here. And as I’m a “creator” with a very small platform, I’ll need your help. I don’t want the community to break apart even more.
And if you have an opinion about this, you can always (kindly) share it here.
Thank you for reading so far.
If this flops, pretend that it never happened. But I do think that this community needs this.