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Why not?

Sat - 12 Feb 2022

I had one of those, what am I going to write about, mornings. If you write regularly, or daily even, you will know what I mean. If you are not into writing, that’s ok. It’s similar to when you have a meeting with friends or a more formal engagement and have moments of wondering what you are going to talk about.

You have to work at it

Whatever the cause behind that feeling - and it will be unique to your situation - I’ve found you will not gain motivation by waiting for inspiration to strike. That’s where the internet can help. It’s a source of all kinds of news - good and bad. I find that a quick trawl through my social media tends to ignite a spark of interest and when that connects with an idea that’s already forming, the that becomes my blog content for the day.

Representation matters

That brings me to my topic for today. The cast in the production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in the upcoming Marlowe Theatre Production. It was one of my favourite books as a child, along with The Famous Five and other popular books of my era. Growing up I never encountered characters that looked like me. It’s not that the author’s described the characters in terms of ethnicity, it’s more the illustrations were all the same. As if people of colour didn’t exist in society and we all know that people of mixed ethnicities have been in Britain for centuries. I don’t want to make today’s blog about that - in other words I will explore this topic in more detail on another day.

A sense of belonging

It links nicely with a project I have for today. I’m going along to a local market to practice my street photography. The area I live in is becoming more ethnically diverse and I want to capture that today. I don’t know what to expect. I’m feeling that people like me will be underrepresented both in the stall holders and in the customers but hey I may be wrong.

What will I find?

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