"oh my GOd there are TWO gay characters in this movie lets watch it"
"dude dude dude we have to see it it has a queer girl”
"I heard this movie has non-sexualized female character”
"ok I know it only has one girl but she is written like an ACTUAL PERSON!!"
"THERE IS A TRANS CHARACTER"
"so its not canon but if you squint I think this character is asexual”
"and get this the gay character is actually not white”
- me: im happy
- *thinks about life for 2.7 seconds*
- me: im sad
What you need to understand is that my grandparents made the difficult decision to leave their children behind with relatives and come to Canada seeking a better life. They scrimped and saved, working low-paying jobs, hoping to earn enough money to be able to send for their four children all at once. My grandfather never saw those children again: he died here in Toronto while my grandmother was pregnant with her youngest son, the only one of her children to be born in Canada. She continued on alone, leaning on her community for support; holding down two jobs and finding extra work wherever she could, until she was able to make her family whole again.
Now, after all of that pain and loss and struggle and triumph, with the weight of my mother and her mother before her’s expectations on my shoulders, you expect me to turn around and — fully aware of the sacrifices made by Joseph Whyte and Mavis Grant so that future generations may have opportunities never afforded them — eat a bowl of toothpaste with chocolate chips in it that the capitalist scum ice cream manufacturers have convinced you is a valid flavour?
Who hurt you?
“Most people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they’re 75”