jessica sula as hermione granger
Long post is long and poorly written, but I’ll do my best to explain my thinking behind this.
Jessica Sula as Hermione is probably my favourite racebent interpretation, but I don’t think we’ve really delved into the intricacies of mixed race heritage. I’ve done a bit more research and I found out that Jessica is of Afro-Latina and Chinese descent. Considering that mixed race kids are either coded white or “other” if represented at all, I wanted Hermione’s heritage to reflect that of her actress.
Hermione being an English girl of Afro-Latina and Chinese descent (I also think she would have French citizenship too because there’s a popular theory that she’s French on her mother’s side of the family, but we’ll explore that another time) as well as being a Muggle born witch would have had profound implications in terms of her motivations and her treatment in the text. It would have given additional depth and understanding to her character and to be honest, Hermione can be read as POC in the series so there’s no reason why she can’t be mixed race.
Anyways, the inspiration for this came from a pair of sisters I used to teach last year. Their dad was Afro-Latino and their mom was Chinese French-Canadian and they hardly ever got to see representations of themselves anywhere so I wanted to make this for them. Hope I did them proud.
The Hogwarts Express is revered by all as an institution of British wizardry, a symbol of one’s coming of age and of the sacred passage from beloved childhood to full-fledged magical adulthood. But rites of passage are by no means unique to Hogwarts.
Half a world away, hopping on and off of lines that otherwise service the Shinkansen, occasionally dropping underwater between Hokkaido and Kyushu, is the train to Mahoutokoro. It makes multiple stops rapid-fire, it employs time turner technomancy to arrive always five minutes early, it has no central platform or candy trolley, and it is charmed to be volcano-proof. And the students adore it.
WHITEstrong women. Write interesting women of color. Write well-rounded women of color. Write complicated women of color. Write a woman of color who kicks ass, write a woman of color who cowers in a corner. Write a woman of color who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman of color who doesn’t need a man. Write women of color who cry, women of color who rant, women of color who are shy, women of color who don’t take no shit, women of color who need validation and women of color who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women of color shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are whiteStrong. Write characters who are people.”
– me after seeing this post
Rowena Rawenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff
A headcanon tale of an epic lady friendship. Based on a scene from a certain bbc show-that-shall-not-be-named.
I blame Eva for this.
First thing I thought when I saw this…
This pleases me immensely.
ok I normally don’t reblog my own posts, but THIS! THIS THIS!
I know it’s hard to tell due to the fact that the scene this art is based on has a character who looks a lot like Rowena does here, and also because there’s no actual white person with which to compare these skin tones to, but my Rowena Ravenclaw? Not white.
Ergo not Katie McGrath.
I’m sorry to whoever thought it really was and got excited. But no. I definitely meant her to be brown. I’d call it “olive” skin but obviously the true meaning that term is still being debated.
so yeah. sorry for the confusion. but here’s what I really meant.
Indira Varma and Angel Coulby are like, the perfect fit. Fifty Points to glossylalia!
The World of Extreme Happiness, a new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, is playing in The Shed from 25 September to 26 November.
Sunny leaves behind her family and her home in rural China for the promise of a job in a factory and a new life. The bright neon lights of Shenzhen soon fade and Sunny is left mopping factory floors, though she wants more – much more.
But her hunger for self-improvement leaves her trapped in the machine of progress as she is forced to face the human cost of wealth, power, fame and honour.
Imaginative and wildly energetic, The World of Extreme Happiness is a powerful new play journeying through the transformation in contemporary China.