…ight skinned, able-bodied, cisgender people are a dime a dozen. Why not go for something different? Using more diverse stock images is a really, really easy way to promote normalizing all types of people and bodies. I’ve always had a philosophy that if you can do something that helps people just as easily as not, w…
It’s always kinda bugged me that Human Parts chose a photo of two white people in bed for my first piece with them. It weirded me out because it didn’t represent me, but also because that piece — unlike other writing I’m equally proud of with more diverse photos — was shared a bazillion times.
I kept wondering if I used more stock photos of white people, would more people read/share my writing? Would feeding the culture’s implicit racism help me earn a living? While simultaneously exacerbating the problem?